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NYS Law : 30 days notice to move out?

Posted by Chris Harris on July 19, 1996 at 10:20:07:

Our landlord kept a portion of our security deposit equal to 1 month's
rent (the deposit was for 2 months), because we didn't notify him
30 days before the day that we moved out (we gave 17 day's notice).

There was no mention of this possible penalty in our lease. In fact,
the lease was mainly a receipt for the deposit and instructions on
how to get our power turned on (no boilerplate language, fine print, or

His claim is that NYS law requires tenants to give 30 day's notice or
forfeit one month's rent. Has anyone else encountered this situation? I
looked through the Landlord & Tenant Law section on this server and
could not find such a requirement.

thanks -- christian

p.s. the apt. in question is in Albany NY

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