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I live on a month to month lease at my apartments. I was informed today that to leave i have to give a 60 days notice

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Which i am fine with. I went up to give my notice today and i was told that my 60 day notice to leave my apartments wouldn't 'go into effect' until 26 more days have passed (May 1st) THEN my 60 days start from that i am being asked to give my 86 days notice?? Which would basically mean i do NOT live month- month and instead i am living 3 month leases?? Can they do this?

I need to add...recently we've had horrible things happen here at my apartments...and i am scared for my life to live here..I want OUT!!

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Attorney answers 4


You should only be required to give 30 days notice on a month to month Lease.

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Depend what you mean by month to month. Is it a written lease? Does it mention 60 days' notice. An attorney would need to read the lease. Generally, a notice requirement means 30, 60, etc. days prior to the day of the month the rent is due, not x calendar days from when you plan to vacate.

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The answer to this question would depend on the terms of your lease. I suggest consulting an attorney in the area that has experience in this area of law. They will be able to review your lease to ensure your rights are properly advocated.

Also, depending on what "horrible things" have happened in the apartment, you may be able to break the lease early. The attorney you consult will be able to tell whether that is applicable in this situation - i.e. Constructive Eviction.

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If this is truly a month to month situation, you need only give thirty days. As the others suggested, if you have a lease, review it, and see an attorney if you have any questions about it.