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Do I have to sign 'corrected' lease?

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Junior Member
State: TEXAS

Here's my situation: I had a 1 year lease on my current apartment which was set to expire on May 31st 2006.
Before the lease expired, I asked the management office to renew my lease for 2 months at my current rent. They said they would have to do a 3 month lease (ending Aug 31st '06) because legally they could not do 2 months. I said fine.

When I went to the office to sign the lease renewal, the dates listed were June 1st 2005 (yes 2005)- July 31st 2006. The office clerk went over it and I said "so this ends in July after all?" She said "yep"
I didn't push further because I thought they had extended our current lease for the originally requested 2 months after all. My husband and I signed and that was that. We have a copy of the lease that shows the July 31st 2006 end date.

Then the mgmt office calls and tells us that they made a mistake and they want us to come back and sign an amended lease ending on August 31st.

I do not want to do this. As far as I am concerned, they made an error in my favor and I have a signed, legal copy of a lease which ends July 31. Not only is it disadvantageous to me to have the lease for the extra month (which I don't need), the complex itself has gone to the dogs and the management team has been pretty difficult to deal with throughout this process. I'm fed up.

Do I have to sign this amended lease through August? Or am I legally protected by the lease I have signed and which was agreed to? Any help would be appreciated as I need to turn in my 60 day notice today (June 1st). Thanks!


Why couldn't they put you on a month to month lease and sign a agreement not to raise your rent for 2 months?
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Senior Member
No you dont have to sign another lease. You can politely tell them in writting with a copy of the new lease ( As long as you have a copy ) that this is your notice that you will be vacating and out of the unit by the last day listed on this copy you included and send it certified . If they dont agree , TOO bad let them explain them selfs to a Judge and try to convince her/him otherwise.


Senior Member
Moosey said:
State: TEXAS
They said they would have to do a 3 month lease (ending Aug 31st '06) because legally they could not do 2 months.
I love that made up Landlord talk.


Do a Farmer J suggests.


Junior Member

Sorry about the bump, but thanks to everyone who responded. :)

Just wanted to also mention that for TX residents the Texas Apartment Association www.taa.org is a neat resource. A co-worker suggested I call them and they were really helpful and gave me some additional advice.

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