If we had to move apartments because the landlordfailed to maintain fit premises, do we have to sign a new1 year lease or can we finish the initial lease and go month-to-month?

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If we had to move apartments because the landlordfailed to maintain fit premises, do we have to sign a new1 year lease or can we finish the initial lease and go month-to-month?

We had 3 months left on our original lease and we had to sign for another year. We weren’t allowed to finish the 3 months and enter into a month-to-month basis. Is that legal? Again, we moved because they failed to maintain a fit premises in the initial apartment.

Asked on November 4, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Arizona

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

You should make the decision as to the type of lease that you want based upon what is best for your circumstances. If you are on a month-to-month lease and want to remain in the unit you presently are residing in for an indefinite time period, then it might be in your best interests to sign a year lease for the unit.

The change of the lease from the formal rental to a month-to-month lease was proper since you are in a whole different unit. The year lease is no longer in effect from what you have written. Good luck.


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