What are the requirements for notice to vacate beyond the lease term?

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What are the requirements for notice to vacate beyond the lease term?

My lease stipulates that I must give a 90 day notice to vacate after the end of the 12 month lease term. I gave my notice to vacate with 75 days notice that I would be vacating at the end of the lease term. However, since my notice was less than 90 days, the landlord is requiring me to pay for an additional month after the lease will have expired. What rights do I have in this situation?

Asked on March 22, 2011 under Real Estate Law, New Jersey

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Since you gave 75 days notice instead of the 90 day notice, you would not owe another month's rent.  You would only owe an additional 15 days rent to comply with the 90 day notice requirement. 


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