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My wife and I signed a 1 year lease, then requested a 6 month

extension, and were granted that...
My wife and I signed a 1 year lease, then requested a 6 month extension, and were granted that. The property manager wrote the wrong dates on the extension, my wife and I didn't notice the mistake and signed the 6 month extension. They short changed us by 2 months, so we pointed out the mistake, they admitted to making the mistake and said they would contact the owner of the house and inform her of the situation.
They must have run into a problem with the owner, and now they are trying to tell us that they are going to go by the wrong dates, the problem is my wife and I are building a new home that won't be ready for 4 months.

We have copies of the 1 year lease, 6 month extension and copies of emails, requesting and receiving the 6 month extension and admitting to their mistake on the dates of the extension lease.

What can we do to fight this?

We tried to work with the leasing manager and emailed the owner of the management company, he has not returned my email.
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If the contract contained a mutual mistake by both parties, it can and should be amended to reflect the intentions of the parties.

 

If the owner is not willing to do this voluntarily, you'll have to file suit to have the contract conform to the intentions of the parties.

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Do I file suit against the property management company or the owner of the house and how and where do I file suit.
You sue them both in the small claims court for the county where the property is.
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