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Can you decide not to renew your lease after your time to give a 30-day notice is up?

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Different States and Counties have different laws on this. In California, you must give 30 day written notice. If you already agreed to renew your lease, you are more than likely stuck with it (unless it's month to month). That is a contract, and your landlord legally has the right to uphold it. Bring it up to your landlord, and see what they can do. Never hurts to ask.

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