If I signed a1 year lease and satisfied it but forgot to give notice, can that landlord charge me for another whole year lease?

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If I signed a1 year lease and satisfied it but forgot to give notice, can that landlord charge me for another whole year lease?

I have paid him for 60 day notice but he still wants me to pay for the whole year. He accepted the keys back to the home when I moved out.

Asked on December 14, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Indiana

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You need to carefully read your written lease that you have with your former landlord in that its terms control the obligations owed to you by the landlord and vice versa in the absence of conflicting law. If the lease has no automatic renewal provision within it, then after the passage of one year, your lease became a month-to-month lease.

Assuming the lease calls for an automatic renewal for another year if you did not give proper termination notice, the landlord is obligated to try and rent out the unit and if he or she does, you would only be responsible for the difference between your lease on a monthly basis and the new lease. I suggest that you consult with a landlord tenant attorney about your situation.


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