Q: Does my landlord need to give notice if he does not wish to renew our lease?
We moved in 1 year ago after relocating from NJ, we signed a 1 year lease with the property management company. This company is telling us the landlord is no longer using them as management as of September 22nd (19 days from now) which is our lease end date as well. They told us he won't won't renewing our lease and we need to leave. Are we supposed to be given sufficient notice if our landlord does not wish to renew our lease? What are our options? Also, in our lease it states if WE as tenants did not wish to renew that we had to give him 60 days notice but it doesn't mention what he would need to do for us.
A: Unless your lease has a provision which provides for automatic renewal on the part of the landlord under certain conditions, it terminates at the end of the year, so no, you have no right to notice of non-renewal.
Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer
A: 1. No, your landlord does not have to give you any notice that they do not want you there past the lease end date.
2. And no, you do not have to give any notice if you know the landlord does not want you to stay past the end date.
3. And no, there is nothing you can do about it--except start packing and looking for another apartment.
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