End of the Lease
When the landlord and tenant sign a lease, that lease may be for a set period of time, called the “term” of the lease, or it may be a month-to-month or “periodic” lease, such as a 6 month of year long lease. For more information, see Type of Lease. During the lease term, the lease can only end if the landlord and tenant mutually agree to terminate it early or if one of the parties violates the lease. At the end of the lease term, the lease may terminate with a notice, may become a month-to-month periodic lease, or may renew for another term if the lease specifically provides for that renewal. Generally, a 30-day notice is required to end a lease at the end of its term; however, the lease may require a longer notice. If the tenant remains in the property at the end of the lease and the landlord does not ask the tenant to leave, the lease will become a month-to-month periodic lease unless the lease specifically says that it renews for another full term.