If a landlord has repeatedly not responded or never started fixing the issue, you can end your lease early and move out. There is a specific timeline you must follow to end your lease legally.
You should make sure you have already told your landlord about the issue in writing by sending them the first letter and second letter. You can use our free forms to send these letters to your landlord. The third letter is optional, but recommended.
The third letter reminds your landlord what day you are moving out and ending your lease.
Landlords can require in the lease that renters communicate with them in a specific way. They may ask renters to use a website, online “portal”, email, or text message.
That's it! Once you've sent this third letter, you can move out and end your lease on the day you told your landlord in your last letter.
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