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Can you tell me who prepared the addendum?
Was the signed addendum returned to the landlord?
How much time is left on the current lease?
Ok, legally the addendum was binding the instant it was signed. There is no ""cooling off period"" for leases or extensions.. So at this point the landlord could hold the tenant to the contract and if they vacated the dwelling, hold them liable for any lost rent until they re-rented the dwelling after the tenant left.
The tenant can notify the landlord that they will be vacating and breaching the addendum/renewal lease but the landlord doesn't have to start advertising the property and looking for a new tenant until the current tenant vacates.
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