ContractsCounsel Logo

Legal Questions and Answers

Get free proposals from vetted lawyers in our marketplace.

GET FREE PROPOSALS
No upfront payment required. Pay only if you hire.
Home Q&A Forum Can a landlord terminate a lease agreement early without providing any notice?

Contracts

Lease Agreement

Maryland

Asked on Jun 8, 2024

Can a landlord terminate a lease agreement early without providing any notice?

I recently signed a lease agreement for a residential property, and it clearly states that the lease term is for one year. However, after just three months of living in the property, the landlord informed me that they want to terminate the lease early and asked me to vacate the premises within a week. There was no mention of any early termination clause in the lease agreement, and I am unsure if the landlord has the right to terminate the lease without providing any notice. I would like to know what my rights are in this situation and if I am entitled to any compensation for the inconvenience and unexpected expense of finding a new place to live.

1 Attorney answer

Answer

Contracts

Maryland

Answered 26 days ago

Susan T.

ContractsCounsel verified

Business Lawyer
Licensed in Maryland
Free Consultation

Although the contract determines the parties rights, it can never break the law of the land. So if your city, state, and/or county, requires the landlord to provide notice to terminate, and most do, the law of the land will prevail. You can make him go to court and try to evict you. If he's breaking the law, he won't even try. If you don't mind leaving early, you could always offer to leave early if he pays you money.

Use of the ContractsCounsel Q&A Forum does not create an attorney-client relationship between User and any Lawyer User. The Forum is not a substitute for legal advice from a lawyer but is intended to be educational and to help the user determine if legal services are necessary. The Forum, Content, and communications on the Forum do not constitute legal advice.
Meet some lawyers on our platform

Daniel R.

153 projects on CC
CC verified
View Profile

Zachary J.

388 projects on CC
CC verified
View Profile

Forest H.

244 projects on CC
CC verified
View Profile

Michael K.

102 projects on CC
CC verified
View Profile

Find lawyers and attorneys by city