If I moved out of my apartment because I received a summons from the court stating that i was to vacate the premises, did I have to give notie to my landlord?

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If I moved out of my apartment because I received a summons from the court stating that i was to vacate the premises, did I have to give notie to my landlord?

My landlady then withheld 1 months rent from my securty deposit for not giving her 30 days notice prior to leaving. Can I get my money back?

Asked on November 18, 2012 under Real Estate Law, New Jersey

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

So long as you received a summons from a court related matter involving the landlord of the unit you occupied stating that you had to vacate the unit, you did not under the laws of all states in this country have to give notice to your landlord that you are ending your lease.

Based upon what you have written, I would write a letter to your former landlord demanding the money owed you by a certain date. Keep a copy of the letter for future use and need. If not paid by the demanded date, it seems that your legal recourse is small claims court.


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