If we signed a lease for a condo and were then asked to relocate to a different unit but never signed a new lease, are we still under a lease?

We are looking to purchase a home. We never signed a new lease when asked to relocate to a different address as a favor to the landlord. Are we held accountable under the old lease which has the old address on it or are we considered month to month renting? We have been renting for 5 years without a new signed lease agreement for the current address.

Asked on May 26, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Massachusetts


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

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I would take your lease to ana ttorney in your area to be sure here.  But if I understand you correctly and the original lease was 5 years ago for a different place then that lease is long expired and you have a new month to month lease agreement in this place.  Be sure to ask the lawyer to help you give proper notice to the landlord about leaving.  Good luck. 

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