Q: If you signed a 12 month lease, and at the end of the 12 months you moved completely out and notified your landlord the
Last day of your contract that you are not going to sign another lease, can they still penalize you? What’s the point of signing a contract for X amount of months if you have to tell them that you were going to terminate the lease on the day that you already signed and agreed to terminate the lease?
A: It depends on what your lease says. If the lease is silent as to any notice requirements before moving out, you are perfectly within your rights to move out the last day of the lease and are under no further obligation to your landlord. However, if the lease requires a notice prior to moving out, you pay be required to pay a penalty (per the terms of the lease) if you do not provide that notice.
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