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Breaking my Lease

Posted by BWH on June 26, 1996 at 18:58:57:

I hold a rent-stab. lease on a NYC apt which runs thru August 1997.
I would like to vacate the apartment immediately, surrendering all
rights to the apt. (There is no security deposit at stake.)

Having browsed the threads on breaking leases here, I'm left to surmise
that, practically speaking, my options, are:

A. Notify the landlord I am splitting effective immediately and present him
with a valid/responsible sublet tennant.

B. Notify the landlord I am splitting effective immediately (and take my
chances he won't drag me to court for default)

C. Simply split (and take my chances he won't drag me...etc.)

Being the middle-class, lapsed Catholic I am, I am inclined toward
option B. Have I missed an option? Is there a minimum legally required
notice period for informing a landlord one intends to vacate? Does
anyone recommend one option over another? Does anyone want to live in
a four-room, 4th fl. walk-up in Hell's Kitchen?


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