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No signed lease (repost)

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What is the name of your state? GA


I have lived in my apartment complex for over 2 years. Upon the expiration of my last lease, I moved into a larger unit and negotiated rent and lease term. I moved into my new apartment unit, and for 3 months I did not receive my lease in writing, after requesting it several times. Recently, all tenants were notified that the apartments were being turned into condos and that everyone without a lease would need to move out by end of April. (our lease was supposed to be until and of July). I was a little worried about the situation at this point, so I went down to the office again to see if I was technically on lease or would need to move out in April. They had then drafted a lease and gave to me to sign so that I would have a lease until end of July.

It has been a few days and I have not signed or returned it yet – because I may want to move out sooner than end of July to move into a house. However, after reading through the archives some posts say that I would be considered M/M because I do not have a signed lease and thus can give 30 days notice to move out – but another post I saw contradicts that and states that I have an oral agreement and thus need to fulfill the length of that oral agreement. Basically, I want to move out before my “lease” would have expired, but before talking to the LL – would like to know where I stand legally. Can I just not sign the lease and live m/m and give 30 days notice when I want to leave? I had a negotiated rent price as well, without a signed lease can the LL charge more than what we negotiated? Where does my situation stand? Thanks for the help.

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