Lauryn Hill is throwing in the towel in a bitter dispute with her landlords -- just in time for PRISON -- she's finally agreed to vacate the NJ mansion after they sued her for eviction last month.
TMZ broke the story ... Lauryn's landlords accused the singer of failing to pay her rent in March, so they filed an eviction lawsuit against her.
Lauryn has since reached a settlement with the landlords, agreeing to pay $7,000 in rent and vacate by May 31st. It's unclear if she's gotten the hell out just yet.
Lauryn probably would have put up more of a fight, but she's been ordered to report to prison for tax evasion by July 8 ... so she won't have to worry about room and board for a little while.