The lease automatically ends on the day that it says it ends. No additional notice needed from the landlord. Fixed/term lieases may be cut short when:
By the landlord -
Failure to pay rent. The landlord must give the tenant written notice to pay back rent within 5 days or to quit.
Improper use and/or violation of houshold rules. The landlord must give the tenant written notice to cure the violation within 10 days, unless it involves a threat to safety.
Tenant wrongfully leaves
By tenant -
Failure to supply and maintain a fit premises by the landlord through no fault of the tenant.
Illegal lock out of the tenant by the landlord over night.
Month to Month Leases
May be terminated by written notice from either the tenant or the landlord. Tenants must give 28 days notice prior to termination, and landlords must give 45 days notice prior to termination. Landlords may also adjust the rent by providing 45 days written notice to tenants.
Potential tenants should READ and UNDERSTAND what they are signing. If they don't understand a term, ask questions.
Potential tenants who learn of a lease term that they don't agree with should NOT sign the lease.