Is my renter obligated to stay another 6 months if we did not receive a 30 -day notice?

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Is my renter obligated to stay another 6 months if we did not receive a 30 -day notice?

This is stated under the ending or renewing provision of the lease: At the end of the lease term, this Lease Agreement shall automatically continue for an additional Lease term until such time Landlord and/or tenant provide a written notice of 30 days prior to the end of the Lease Agreement or Lease renewal period. I am have trouble understanding this. The renters signed the agreement on 11/01/10.

Asked on May 1, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Tennessee

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

It is very difficult in this type of forum to give any guidance without being able to read the document that you have questions about.  The document needs to be read in its entirety.  I think that what you are asking is if the lease automatically renews for an additional 6 months based upon the tenant's failure to give 30 days notice to vacate.  Generally speaking, when leases expire the tenant becomes what is known as a month to month tenant. Meaning that the tenant goes from month to month and does not renew for the entire lease term - a year or whatever.  This gives wither party the ability to terminate on 30 days notice.  Bring the lease you have to an attorney to review and let you know if it is legal as written under the laws of your state.  Good luck.


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