Can my landlord convert my1 lease renewal into a month-to-month rental agreement?

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Can my landlord convert my1 lease renewal into a month-to-month rental agreement?

Can I stop him? He offered the lease to me on and I tendered a signed copy back with the first month’s rent the next day. Then 5 days later, he returned the lease unsigned by him but not the check. The lease had “void” written all over it and a month-to-month lease with new additional terms added. Is this legal or was my tendering of the signed lease and check effective in creating a lease that he can’t break now?

Asked on March 11, 2012 under Real Estate Law, New York

Answers:

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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In contract terms you have what is known as an offer and an acceptance.  There are certain other factors that need to be addressed but I think that you may have a shot.  The only real issue is the fact that he did not sign the lease - which is big.  But he tendered it and I think that may be enough to enforce the terms.  Seek legal help.  Good luck.


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