Q: Can my landlord sue me for this?
I moved out of my apartment on 5/31 (the end of the lease) and now they are sending me a bill for $2,700 because apparently I was required to give 60 day notice to move out. Is there anything a I can do to dispute this?
A: Often a lease requires a certain amount of notice to terminate. If the period of time is reasonable, such as the Court may say 30 or 60 days as reasonable notice, then the Court will generally enforce a lease agreement entered into between the parties that requires the tenant to give 60 days notice or continue to pay rent for those 60 days if they vacate prior to the 60 days notice. Thus, in that situation, the Court could very likely require the tenant to be held to paying rent for those 60 days even if they vacated earlier without notice. However, some landlords will work with you, especially if another tenant has already rented the premises and your relationship with the landlord has otherwise been cooperative.
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