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Oral Agreement to Renew Lease

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I have a 10.5 month signed lease in PA that expires May 31. I made an oral agreement with my landlord to renew the lease for a year term (May 31 2001-May 31 2002). Since our conversation, I have gotten a really good job and am planning on moving into a bigger place. I will move out by the time my current lease ends. What are my liabilities to the landlord? There is no clause in the lease about notification for renewal. Right now he has my "last-month" rent, which I did not use up since I planned on staying, plus a month security deposit.

I called and informed him of the situation, and he said that I was responsible for the rent until he found a new tenant. It is a year-long lease that I have not signed. I don't want to "screw" anyone, I just want to move out, and get back any money I'm entitled to!

Thanks a lot!


Doesn't Matter

Hello nm001f

If there isn't any signed lease, unless I am missing something here or all the facts are not stated in your posting, you not responsible for the next contracts term.

Oral contracts between tenant and landlord are worthless. Your desire to be fair and honest is noble.

With your landing that good job, I congratulate you. Take the job, move out and don't look back. Forget the money issue. If you get back any money, great. If not, Oh Well!

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