giving notice to move out of rental
Hi, I've read several questions and answers on your website regarding breaking a rental contract, but I haven't found any that apply to my situation. I have lived in my apartment for almost 4 years, beginning with a 3-year contract which rolled over automatically to a 9-year one. My question is this: I have found another place which I want to take immediately--can I give my present landlord only a one-month notice without penalty? In other words, can I get back my 2-month guarantee? The confusion arises because in one place the law seems to say that one must give at least a 3-month notice, but after 3 years there's no penalty, while in another place it states that one doesn't have to give any notice. This seems completely contradictory! After all, what's the point of requiring a 3-month notice if there's no penalty? What's the real situation?