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Unfortunately, if you are under a fixed term lease contract, then when it expires, so do your rights to remain on the property if the landlord won't renew. That is the purpose of a fixed term lease...to ensure that both parties have legal rights under the contract for the specified term of the contract.
So if the landlord won't agree to renew or let you go month to month, then you would have to be ready to vacate when it expires or the landlord can immediately file an eviction action in the local courts which would seriously harm your odds of renting elsewhere once other landlords see an eviction action..
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