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Under MD law, in periodic tenancies, such as month-to-month, where there is no applicable written lease, notice from tenant to landlord is per the common law; which requires that notice must be given and that the length of notice must be equal to the period of the tenancy, such as 1 week or 1 month See Hyder v. Montgomery County, 160 Md.App. 482, 864 A.2d 279 (2004).
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In order to avoid having to pay excess rent you need to give them 34 days notice to be on the safe side and mail it as well as hand delivery it. So, reissue the written notice tomorrow and add 34 days to it to count the move-out date. You would then only be responsible for 35 days of rent and not for the full month of August.
If you want to give only 30 days notice, then yes. But, I would not risk it for the few extra days. The day of delivery is not counted as part of the notice time. Notices should always be given with time to spare, because being one day late can invalidate the notice.
Once you give adequate notice, then you can move out as planned. You need to tender the rent check and if they refuse to accept it, then you will need to document that in writing and you may even want to deposit the rent check in a separate bank account and let the LL and eventually the court know that you have done so.
Yes, you got it.
The first issue is whether a month is considered 30 days or 31 days since both July and August have 31 days.
The second issue is that if you mail it you need to add 3 days for mail time.
The third issue is that the day you provide notice does not count.
For all these reasons, I suggested that you give notice tomorrow and add 34 days to foreclose any argument that your notice is invalid and that you deliver the notice by hand delivery and by mail so there is a back-up in case dispute arises as to when and whether notice was ever received or given.
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