Washington, DC asked in Landlord - Tenant for District of Columbia

Q: I live in DC and my lease expired at the end of Dec 2021. How much notice do I need to give my landlord if I want to go?

I have been living in the same condo for over two years. My last lease expired at the end of December 2021 and the owner of the unit never sent me one to renew. Based on my understanding of local law, I am now living month-to-month. I want to leave and go to a new place because there have been many plumbing issues over the past couple of months. How much notice do I need to give the owner?

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Laurence L. Socci
Laurence L. Socci
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Washington, DC

A: If your lease is month to month, you need to give 30 days notice. If the lease is more than month to month then you need to give 60 or 90 days, depending on the length of the lease.

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