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If you want to terminate the lease there are no rules you need to follow unless there is direction related to the termination clause in the lease. You can decide to terminate whenever you please and make a deal with the landlord for a payment plan, it really comes down to what kind of deal you can make. You might even be able to make a deal with the landlord to terminate your lease without much payment at all if you find another to replace you. Actually termination clauses are sometimes found to not be held valid as if a replacement tenant is found then you are not liable for paying rent. Essentially the landlord cannot receive double rent from you and another tenant. To answer your question, you can make a deal with the landlord for a payment plan and can give whatever notice both of you agree to. You can break your lease with 0 notice but that would make a deal with the landlord less likely.
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