My landlord and I began a month-to-month lease which began Dec. 1, 2011. I received verbal permission to move in a week earlier. Within the lease agreement, it cleverly (and in small print) states that the tenant will give a 60-day notice to the landlord. The Iowa state statute says the following:
562A.34 Periodic tenancy--holdover remedies.
2. The landlord or the tenant may terminate a month-to-month tenancy by a written notice given to the other at least thirty days prior to the periodic rental date specified in the notice.
Does the statue supersede the lease agreement?
Further, the month-to-month lease was not re-signed each month, however I did continue to pay rent, which as I understand it, subjects the tenant to automatic renewal of the lease agreement.
Thank you, community.
Ultimately I want to know exactly how much I am obligated to pay this landlord.