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Lease Mistake - Which wording prevails

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drtate

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What is the name of your state? California

Getting ready to give notice that I will not renew lease and I noticed a mistake on the lease. In 5 places it indicates that I will stay for a period of 5 months, for a dollar amount equal to the monthly rent times 5. That period would end October 31. But I notice it also says December as the ending period. Which wording prevails? Landlord is not a person you can talk to about anything. If landlord insists I stay the extra two months, since I will have already paid the AMOUNT stated in the lease, can I stay the extra two months for free?
 


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CA. Landlady

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It appears your lease will end after five months and the "December" is a mistake of fact.

Rest assured they likely will not allow you to live there for free.

BTW, ending December 31 or 1? Also, did you move in during the first month or on exactly the 1st of the five month lease?
 
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