If a lease specifically states that it is for a period of 12 months and ends on a date certain, can a landlord still require a 60 day non-renewal notice?

Asked on July 20, 2012 under Real Estate Law, District of Columbia


M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Yes, sure they can.  It is a contract between you and the landlord and the landlord can put that in and you can ask to take it out or reduce the time to say 30 days.  But the landlord wants notice of your intent to stay or not so that he or she can re rent the proeprty and not lose any income.  It is not unreasonable.  Good luck.

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