Do I have to pay any extra fees for not giving a 60 day notice?

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Do I have to pay any extra fees for not giving a 60 day notice?

My lease was up in June, and I told them that I would need one more month (this month, which I’ve paid for). I was offered a time extension on my internship, so there was no way of me letting them know that I would need to vacate at the end of this month 60 days prior.

Asked on July 11, 2012 under Real Estate Law, North Carolina

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You are stuck between a rock and a hard place, so to speak.  You are bound by the terms of your lease agreement.  It is a contract and you signed it.  I can surely understand the issues involved but the fact remains that you are stuck with it.  Now, you can try and say that the lease is no longer in effect and that it has been rendered null and void given that they accepted you asa month to month tenant for the month of July, but you still have to give 30 days notice to vacat (and in writing is best).  You will claim that by telling them you needed another month that that implies that you will leave at the month's end.  It is all double talk though.  Try and negotiatie the matter.  Good luck.


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