What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Texas
I've been talking with my landlord about month-to-month as I want to buy a house. Well, miracles of all miracles, a house was presented to me that I can't pass up, sooner than I had planned. My landlord has told me verbally, on several occasions that he would let me out of my lease. I was explicit in saying that once I vacate on March 31, I would not be able to continue to pay the rent through the end of my lease on July 15. We came to a verbal understanding that he was ok with this and he asked me to call the property management company to concur they would let me out of the lease and that he was in support of that. So, I called the property management company he rents through, and they stated if he agreed to let me out of the lease they would oblige.
Today, I get a different story. He called and referred me to a person at the property management establishment. He stated he asked them to work with me as I'd been a good tenant and at the time, seemed a little wishy-washy…but to call them. Now I'm getting told that I will owe rent through July 15th unless we are able to do an early lease and someone else picks up the house (hopefully by April 30), if not that I am obliged to pay rent through July.
I’m trying not to panic...I am buying a house and if this damages my credit, I'm sort of planning to take the hit. But, I'm not sure if I have any other options.