New York Month to Month Rental Agreement

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A New York Month to Month Lease Agreement is a shorter, less formal contract that runs out every month and is renewed upon payment of rent. This kind of agreement has no end date. As it is a shorter term agreement, a Month to Month Lease Agreement can be subject to more regular renegotiation.


A landlord in the state of New York does not need to give reason as to why they are terminating a month to month rental agreement. The landlord can give proper written notice if he or she wishes to raise the rent, at that point, the tenant has the option to agree, negotiate, or terminate the agreement after the allotted time. Refusal to vacate the the premises after a lease has been properly terminated will result in an eviction.

New York City (NYC) – Only 30 days written notice is required in the New York City borough rather than one month like the rest of the state.

Outside NYC – A monthly tenancy outside of NYC may be terminated by either party by giving at least one month’s written notice before the expiration of the tenancy. For example, if the landlord wants the tenant to move out by December 1 and the rent is due on the first of each month, the landlord must give notice by October 30. Real Property § 232-a New York Notice to Terminate