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    amaryes23 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jun 21, 2009, 08:02 PM
    Terms of a Lease ending.
    My roommate and I signed a lease last year in July 2008 and we are in the process of buying a house and should close on July 9th 2009. Our Lease states it ends on July 22, 2009 and this end date was hand written and initialed by the owner of the condo we are renting from. The problem we are running into now the realtor who represents for her states he made the mistake and should be August 22, 2009. This is a problem because we have been emailing him asking if we could vacate by July 15, 2009. We never heard anything from him and the lease states we must give a written 30 day notice we are going to vacate. Do we have legal rights to leave and only pay up till July 22, 2009 when our lease states July 22, 2009 our lease ends and the owner initialed the date when the lease was signed at the beginning of the lease? We live in Clearwater Florida and the owner of the condo lives in Colorado.
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    Jun 22, 2009, 06:20 AM


    In real estate, what's written take precedence over what is spoken. I would continue to do as you planned. If there's a problem, he'll sue you and you can tell the judge...

    If he keeps your security deposit, then you sue him. Same thing. The judge will agree with you.

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    Lowtax4eva Posts: 2,467, Reputation: 190
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    Jun 22, 2009, 01:42 PM

    Indeed, it won't let me agree with you excon but yes, if your lease is signed by all parties involved and it says it ends on July 22 then your fine. It sounds like they are just trying to squeeze an extra rent payment out of you. When did your lease start?

    In any case it doesn't matter, tell them all that matters is what is written on the lease and if they made a paperwork error a year ago it's too late to fix it.

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