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DC Tenant Intent to Vacate After Lease Already Expired

The District of Columbia Code Title 42 Chapter 35 Section 05.54 restricts the amount of time a landlord can require a tenant to provide advance notice of vacating a lease that has already expired in the following manner:

Notice to Vacate After the Expiration of a Lease Term, Renewal or Extension

(a) A residential tenancy from month-to-month may be terminated by a 30-day notice in writing only from the tenant to the housing provider of the tenant’s intention to quit. The notice shall expire on the first day of the first month at least 30 days after the date of the notice.

(b) A housing provider shall not place or cause to be placed in a residential lease or rental agreement a requirement that the tenant provide more than a 30-day notice to the housing provider of the tenant’s intention to vacate the premises, unless the lease or agreement also requires the housing provider to provide the tenant with a written notice of any rent increase that is at least 15 days more than that time period.

DC Code § 42–3505.54.

See also DC Tenant Notice of Intent to Vacate at End of Lease.

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