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From the Forum – Terminating a lease in the District

by Prince Of Petworth August 3, 2015 at 2:10 pm 30 Comments

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Terminating a lease in the District

“First-time DC renter here, moved from another city (where I rented and owned) so I’m trying to get some clarity.

We started a lease in late December 2013. That term ended on December 31, 2014. Our landlord emailed us to tell us that the lease was now month-to-month and we needed to give 30 days’ notice.

We’ve rented another place. We want to move out on August 15. On July 1, we sent a letter to our landlord telling them we were ending the lease. Landlord responded about two weeks later saying that we couldn’t end the lease in the middle of the month, and that we had to stay until the end of the month. The lease is silent on this point.

DC Tenant Survival Guide and DC Code seem to say all we have to do is give 30 days’ notice; we gave way more than that.

Am I missing something? What remedies do we have?”

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