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I'm a renter and our landlord led us to beleive that she was

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I'm a renter and our landlord led us to beleive that she was renewing our lease as she agreed verbally, in text messages and by signing all pages but one. Then she send a letter saying that she changed her mind and we have to vacate by end of the month? We did not receive this surprise until Feb 3 at which time we received the letter and our rent check returned.
This will not give us enough time to adjust and move. Are we allowed to stay through March since we did not get notified by Feb 1, when rent was due?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Good morning. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Which state?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for the additional information.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

As the offer to renew was made and accepted, and you were already in possession of the premises, you are a month to month tenant and the landlord's attempt to terminate is defective.

Expert:  Loren replied 1 year ago.

By law, you are entitled to 15 days notice prior to the end of the next rental period. So, your tenancy goes to the end of February. You still have to pay rent, though, so, return the rent check to the landlord.

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