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Question: So, my landlord and I discussed my closing out my current lease at the end of it, but agreed to resigning it with a new roommate. He agreed we have until May 1 to get all of our paperwork submitted to him, but when sent to him before May 1, he said someone else was in the process of signing a lease. Is this allowed since Im the current resident and we had already discussed resigning a lease after it ends at the end of June 2017?

Answer: From your description of the situation it appears that you and your landlord had come to an agreement that the landlord should respect. However, without knowing what the language of your current lease is or exactly what discussions you and your landlord had – and whether or not either of you made any statements in writing about ending the current lease and/or renewing that lease and/or creating a new lease – it is impossible to advise you as to how you should proceed. It is always strongly recommended that tenants conduct all their communications with their landlords in writing. You may wish to speak about your specific options with a tenants’ rights attorney.

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  • So, my landlord and I discussed my closing out my current lease at the end of it, but agreed to resigning it with a new roommate. He agreed we have until May 1 to get all of our paperwork submitted to him, but when sent to him before May 1, he said someone else was in the process of signing a lease. Is this allowed since Im the current resident and we had already discussed resigning a lease after it ends at the end of June 2017?

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