Its the right thing to do, your lease might have a clause that would cover that and how it should be handled but you might want to ask a lawyer since that could be a legal issue, there are some that might say you should give a 30 days notice of non renewal
It all depends on what is written into your lease. You may need to have a lawyer answer that question for you. With that, I am curious as to why you wouldn't just let the landlord know regardless?
Are you going to be looking for another place to live in Brooklyn? If so, maybe I can help you. Feel free to contact me direct any time. Good luck!
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Fillmore Real Estate
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If you have any Realtor friends, give them the heads up that the apartment will be vacant as they may want to rent it for the Landlord. If not, you can always refer the landlord to me and I will be happy to take of you and the landlord!
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