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I have lived in a VA rental house since October 1, 2013

I have lived in a VA rental house since October 1, 2013 through a property management company. In Fall 2015, I was told that the house was going on the market to be sold, but through negotiation they allowed me to stay until June 30, 2016, which was a better time for them to sell, so we signed a one page 10-month lease extension.We had a discussion about me buying a house and the owner was still selling the house 60 days prior to the end of the extension lease. We even had discussion about me buying this house. In my mind, this was notice on both ends and the lease was terminated properly.In May, I decided to wait until December (the property manager even wanted me to use her in December when I bought) to buy and was struggling to find a new rental at the end of May. At the end of May beginning of June (the month of the end of my lease), I asked if I could stay a month or so so longer because I had not found another short term rental. The property manager said she would ask the owner. She eventually came back and said that they weren't selling and I could stay. I said that if she finally redid the bathroom by September (which I had been promised for almost 2 years) that I would stay until December. The bathroom has not been done and we never did another lease extension, so I assumed this became a month to month agreement since both parties had terminated the lease...me to buy and the owner because she was selling 60 days prior.Yesterday, I gave a 30 day notice -- September being my last full month. The property manager said my lease renewed at the the end of July for a year (I have since sent her the lease renewal that ended in June, not July). I reminded her that I had been planning on buying on December and that she had even asked to be my relator and that we had terminated the original lease because the owner was selling. And the month that my lease expired, she said I could stay longer (we had already terminated the lease at this point) so I thought it was month to month. She asked where I got off thinking that 30 days was sufficient since she couldn't get another tenant that quickly, to which I referred to VA tenant landlord laws. Since we had no signed month to month lease with a mandatory notice time, what I read online indicated that giving 30 days (a full calendar month) was appropriate. I found another place to rent.These communications were all via text which I don't have, but I have not told the property manager that they have been deleted -- I referred her to look back at them to refresh her memory.So my question is:1) Since the house I'm renting was going on the market and the manager knew I was buying one more than 60 days prior, was this proper notice?2) When entering an extension for a few months on certain terms that weren't met and without signed paperwork (and after a termination), is this considered month-to-month?3) I found another property and they can't approve me because the are waiting for verification from my current landlord. This is holding me up. Can she do this?4) What are my next steps?

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