I live in Alabama and I originally signed a one year lease and that expired and have been living month to month for the past 13 or so months. I have a job offer confirmed June 17 and want to vacate early. The new job is over 100 miles away. I realize I need to do a 30 day intent to vacate letter, but of course I won't be here since I will be living somewhere else because of my new job.
I plan to give my landlord my "30 day notice" to leave June 3, which means I'm obligated up to July 3. My question is a general one, couldn't I just give the keys to the landlord June 14 and tell the property manager that I intend to pay rent up to July 3? Do I actually physically need to be here until July 3?