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You have absolutely no obligation to move. Rather, you are entitled to stay for the term of your lease unless you come to a settlement acceptable to you. And, $500 is not sufficient in my mind; you should get much more than the $500 for all your trouble, PLUS reimbursement of all costs of moving somewhere else PLUS, as you mention, a refund of all your money. And, you should only agree to a vacate date that allows you time to find another suitable place. The property manager was acting as the owner's agent and you have a binding and enforceable lease. Just as you wouldn't have had the right to unilaterally terminate the lease, neither does the owner. And, the law does not allow an owner to take any action to forcibly evict you or constructively evict you by harassing you or shutting off utilities. In order to evict you the owner would have to file a petition with the court and a court would no grant an eviction
order when you have a binding and enforceable lease. So, if the owner wants you out before the end of the lease term, he's going to have to propose terms that you find acceptable.
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