I think the majority of people believe the exact opposite of that. If you have a long-term lease, you are no longer obligated to give notice. This can be a good thing, especially if you are the type that enjoys the freedom of living your life on your own terms.
Not so fast. For as long as a person has a lease, they are at the mercy of the landlord. And if you don’t like the way your lease is structured, you can always go “take it to court”. You may or may not win, but you can get your money (or at least notice) back. It’s a good idea to check out the lease terms to make sure you’re not getting screwed by the landlord.
I know this is somewhat related to the point raised earlier, but a lot of people forget that the lease is not only a contract but also a legal document. If you don’t like the terms of your lease, you can always go take it to court. You may or may not win, but you can get your money or at least notice back.
I have a similar situation going on here. I am currently in the process of buying a house and have an agent on the phone calling me to inform me that my lease is up. This means that I need to give notice of my lease agreement to the landlord. This may or may not be a good idea as I do not want to be locked out of my house.
I’m not sure if this is the right way to do it, but you should give notice of the lease agreement to the landlord. This also gives them time to put it in writing. I would advise against calling your agent on the phone telling them you are giving notice, because this may be a red flag to them. Instead you should email them with a copy of your lease.
You can also hire a lawyer to help you with this. If the landlord notices that you are giving them notice, then you should also send a copy of the lease to them. This is a great way to send a clear message. When you email your agent with the lease, be sure to send them an email saying that you are giving them notice and have the lease with you.
If they don’t respond, then you should keep a copy of the lease and send it along with the email.
If you don’t give notice, then you should not be paying rent. You could get into huge legal trouble with the landlord over this, especially if you don’t give them a valid reason for giving notice.
I don’t know what to recommend for an agent who is giving you notice. It would be good to know how to word things to make yourself sound more important and/or professional. But maybe that’s just me.
Yes, if you have a lease that is up you should keep it. You will be in a much stronger position if you can get your landlord to agree to give you notice. If you dont give notice you will be in trouble with your landlord, and you could be in trouble with the legal system. Of course, if you dont give notice then you should not be paying any rent at all because you are going to be evicted anyway.