Month-to-month leases are also available for an additional monthly premium charge, and require you to give the landlord a 30-day notice of your intent to move. Likewise, the landlord can terminate your lease or change the terms of the lease, provided you are given a 30-day notice. Month-to-month apartment rental is typically more expensive than when you sign a lease agreement, and the rent can also be increased with a 30-day notice.
Colleen Lambros is vice president of sales & marketing for The Irvine Company Apartment Communities, and manages the rental-living Apartment Information Center in Irvine. The center maintains a database of more than 80 rental communities throughout Northern and Southern California (including Santa Monica, Orange County, and San Diego).