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If I signed a lease renewal in August 2005 and the lease is not in effect until October 1st 2005, is it possible to cancel the renewal?

The landlord says that they need a 90 day written notice prior to departing the property.

The lease states that the tenant may reject the renewal terms by sending written notice to landlord by certified mail, returned receipt requested, within 15 days of the date of the renewal notice. Does this refer to the date of the renewal notice or 15 days from the date the notice is effective?

Additionally, the lease agreement states that tenant must vacate at the end of the current term. The lease will renew on the terms set forth in the landlord's renewal notice if tenant does not send notice ending the lease.

Am I correct in assuming that because the lease is technically not in effect until October 1, 2005, that I am not in breach of this lease agreement but only in violation of the 90 day notice? Does this mean that I am only to forfeit the security deposit or am I still responsible for unpaid rent subsequent to vacating the property?

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