Can landlord change terms of auto renewed lease if current lease states if can be auto renewed under same terms and conditions thereof?

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Can landlord change terms of auto renewed lease if current lease states if can be auto renewed under same terms and conditions thereof?

I live in Missouri. I missed to provide the required 30 day notice to vacate at
the end of my lease. My current lease has a clause that in absence of notice to
renew or vacate, my lease auto renewed for a year under same terms and conditions
thereof. My landlord has asked me to sign new lease at current market rate. The
new lease has a 60 day notice period against a 30 day notice period in my current
lease. Can the landlord change the terms of auto renewed lease 60 day notice.
what should i do if my landlord does not agree, i just have few days left on my
current lease?

Asked on January 3, 2018 under Real Estate Law, Missouri


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

If the existing lease autorenewed, the landlord is bound to it--just as you are bound to it. The lease continues as is and may not be changed unless both sides (you and the landlord) mutually agree the change. So if you missed the period to not renew, you are obligated to current lease "as is" for the next year; the landlord may not make you sign a new or different lease or change its terms, though the landlord can certainly ask you to do so and you could voluntarily choose to comply.

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