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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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I was trying to read other questions before asking mine.

Hi pearl I was trying to read other questions before asking mine. Mine is a long one and it's for a rental. I was the tenant. Is this a you question or someone else?JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Sorry!! Virginia. I'm super stressed. I think my last landlord wants to sue us??JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. I came here firstJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Yes but it's long. Can I give a condensed version?

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Thank you for taking my question. I am in a bind and time

Hello , thank you for taking my question. I am in a bind and time crunch with Senior Apts. Have lived in same Senior apt for*****30 miles each way to work a day, which is exhausting. I'm 68 yrs old, female, live along. I found a Senior apt 2 miles from work and is $400 cheaper. I was placed on a waiting list , which is normal for apts here, because their is such high demand for them. I just was notified the apt came available and I put $200 to hold it and gave notice to old landlord.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: California, Orange CountyJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, that's why I'm here. I'm looking for a hours free consultation.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: The old landlord wanted at least 60 days notice. I didn't give that, because I just found out about the available apt. Gave notice as soon as possible. They also have had us pay an extra 1200-1900 dollar up front guarantee. So they charged $600 move, then yearly rental increases, plus this extra large amount of money and if you don't sign a yearly lease, the ASSUME you want to go month to month and charge you a lot more money for rent. They also charge you for a carport.

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My question is on the term/type of agreement we have. The

My question is on the term/type of agreement we have. The agreement is titled Independent Living/Retirement Community Lease agreement.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: I am in Norfolk VAJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Yes my question is about the contractural time needed to present a rent increase to the renter

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I live in maine and i just moved into my apartment i have

I live in maine and i just moved into my apartment i have yet to recieve a lease and my landlord is threatening to evict me what do i do

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My girlfriend and I have been together for 10 years and have

My girlfriend and I have been together for 10 years and have 5 children. We have lived in our home for 5 years. It was purchased for us by her father (mortgage) because he got low interest. I have made every payment directly to lender since beginning. I understand I am technically a month to month tenant. We have no written agreements. He has always made it known to everyone that this is our house. He has said if it ever sells the money is ours. I have made $100K+ in improvements and there is about $250k in equity. Again he has verbally promised us that the house is ours and equity if sold would be ours. Now he plans on selling because he no longer wants in his name and keeping the money. Is there anything at all we can do? Witnesses are available that have heard agreement, everyone knows!

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I'm currently living in an apartment and my lease ended

Hi. I'm currently living in an apartment and my lease ended 8/7/16. I paid the month to month amount for August and let the office know I would be vacating 8/31/16. They are now charging me for September's rent which is an astronomical amount.No where in my previous lease does it specify that I have to give any type of notice when paying month to month. Do I need to pay September's rent?

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I lived in an apartment. The lease was up at the end of

I lived in an apartment. The lease was up at the end of July. However, with poor wording, we were told you need to give two months notice regardless if you plan on ending the lease on the day it's supposed to end. If you didn't, you'd go on month to month. If they found someone to rent the apartment, you'd be only responsible for the days that the new tenant wasn't there. I.E. if they moved in August 15th you'd be responsible for 1st-14th rent. I have an email from the assistant manager stating they found someone to move in the 2nd and that we'd only be responsible for the 1st. We received an email saying that the new tenant couldn't move in so we ended up not having someone rent the place till around the middle of the month. We then received a bill for almost half the month. Just curious if there's something we can do about it. I feel, that this was the apartments fault for letting someone out of a new lease on our apartment that was to begin the 2nd. They stated we were only responsible for the 1st in an email.

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I just vacated a rental that was in my name and shared with

Hello, I just vacated a rental that was in my name and shared with another roommate. The landlord and the roommate came to an agreement where they can remain in the unit on a month to month basis in their own name. The landlord just contacted me saying that my deposit will not be released until my old roommate, and the new tenant vacates the unit. Is this legal?

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