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Good afternoon. i am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.
It seems you were misinformed. Unless the lease states otherwise, no notice is necessary to terminate a tenancy which is leased pursuant to a fixed term lease and has an expiration date.
The tenant is not required to stay after the expiration and no notice would typically be required to move out at the end of the lease.
The management company should have been marketing the space to a new tenant, if you were going to continue renting it.
As I said, you were misinformed. They were confusing the notice requirements for a month to month tenancy. You had a fixed term lease. No notice is required. It just terminates on the date stated in the lease.
You can make a demand on the management company for compensation for the mismanagement.
As I said, they should have been marketing for a new tenant for the past month or two.
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I am licensed in Illinois and Florida, but my answer to you is correct for California law.