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Legal Information: New York

Housing Laws

November 9, 2020

Once I notify my landlord that I want to end my lease, do I still have to pay my rent?

After you end your lease under this law, you will not be responsible for rent from the date that your lease is terminated.1 The termination date must be at least 30 days after you deliver notice of the termination to your landlord.2 You are still responsible to pay the rent for those 30 days however.

1 NY Real Prop § 227-c(1)
2 NY Real Prop § 227-c(2)(a)