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Old 02-03-2010, 09:20 AM
 
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Hi Guys,

I am considering moving out of my apartment. Reason is that landlord is not providing good service. My lease is going to end on 31st August.

I just want to know do I need to give 30 days notice (1st august) even though lease is going to end?
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: In My Own Little World. . .
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I would. It won't cost you anything and it may prevent problems.
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Edison NJ
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Check your lease. Even if the lease is supposed to end on the 31st it may state that you must still give 30 days or face a penalty of some sort (such as paying the next months rent even if you have moved out). I would do it just as common courtesy if nothing else.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:21 PM
 
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Just move out right away. I gave them more than 30 days notice and they still kept my security.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:23 PM
 
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yes i still would give 30 days notice, just so the landlord knows you wont be renewing and give ample time to find another tenant--it's only fair
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:51 PM
 
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Do it in writing, via email, if you can. That way you have proof.
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Old 02-03-2010, 05:52 PM
 
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Do it in writing, via email, if you can. That way you have proof.
Email is not proof. You need a return recipt letter.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:44 PM
 
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Yes, you do, and do so in writing! I was burned by this once. I spent 6 months in Houston, and rented an apartment in a big complex with a 6 month lease. When it was time for me to move out, I found it wasn't enough to just not renew the lease, I was supposed to have formally told them I wasn't renewing. I had to pay an extra month rent!
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Forest Hills
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Like some said... check your lease... some leases have auto-renewing built into them if you don't provide, in writing, notification that you plan to terminate the lease.
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