Notification given by me, with a disinterested witness, that tenant has to return property on or before a specific date, which is three months and some-odd days after notice is delivered. Three month notice is what I require of my tenants in the month-to-month agreement they sign, so I give the same courtesy. Today said tenant verbally notifies me that they will be out at the end of the current month, which is only one week away. Is the tenant obligated to pay any more rent(because of the 3 month notice)? I'm unclear since my termination notice states "on or before" and whether they are required to then give any notice other than hey I'm leaving next week. I made an assumption that they would wait out the remainder of the 3 months and drag it out. Not sure what to do.
The signed rental agreement states: "The term of the tenancy will begin on MM/DD/YYYY, and will need 90 days notice prior to leaving. If Tenant vacates before the term end, Tenant will be liable for the balance of the rent for the remainder of the term, and Security Deposit." Does this hold true only if they end tenancy? And/or because the termination notice reads "on or before" can they pack up and leave at any point before the date in termination notice with no responsibility to pay until that end date?