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Apartment Complex broke lease 2 weeks before move in date Tampa.FL : I signed a lease agreement about a month ago for an apartment that I wanted to move into July 20th. Today, without any offical notice I was informed "the current tenant wants to extend their lease" and our signed and completed agreement is no longer. I do not understand how this is possible as we have a binding contract with the complex with paid application submitted, and now we are left practically homeless. It is my understanding that the apartment complex must receive 30 days notice from tenant, then they can offer the unit. As it is under 2 weeks until move in, I don't understand what is going on and legally it sounds fishy. Below is the legal side of the contract. We are not sure what we can do , any advice will be extremely helpful. We have never had any issues renting, 800 credit scores, and our income surpass the requirements. I am located in Tampa,Fl and was hoping if anyone could give advice / legal or just general. have posted this elsewhere as well. 3. LEASE TERM AND TERMINATION NOTICE REQUIREMENTS. The initial term of the Lease Contract begins on the day of , , and ends at 11:59 p.m. the day of , . This Lease Contract will automatically renew monthto-month unless either party gives at least days' written notice of termination or intent to move-out as required by this paragraph and paragraph 36 (Move-Out Notice). If the number of days isn't filled in, at least 30 days' notice is required. In the event you fail to provide us with the required number of days' written notice of termination and intent to vacate coinciding with the lease expiration date, as required by this paragraph and paragraph 36 (Move-Out Notice), you acknowledge and agree that you shall be liable to us for liquidated damages in the sum of $ (equal to one month's rent) if we give you the advanced written notice required by Fla. Stat. § 83.575(2). This liquidated damages amount is exclusive to insufficient notice under this paragraph and paragraph 36 (Move-Out Notice), and does not limit collection rights with regard to other amounts potentially owed to us. If the lease term is not a month-to-month tenancy, we must notify you with written notice no later than days before the end of the lease term if the lease will not be renewed. Month-to-Month Tenancies: In the event this Lease Contract renews on a month-to-month basis, you must pay the amount of rent we charge at the time the month-to-month tenancy commences pursuant to this paragraph and paragraph 15 (Rent Increases and Lease Contract Changes), inclusive of any applicable month-to-month fees and/or premiums. We may change your rent at any time thereafter during a month-to-month tenancy by giving you no less than 30 days' written notice. You will be required to abide by all notice requirements set forth in the lease and remain liable to pay all other applicable charges due under the lease during your monthto-month tenancy unless specifically changed in writing. All sums due under this paragraph shall be additional rent. We may require you to sign an addendum written for month-to-month tenants. Either party may terminate a month-to-month tenancy by giving the other party written notice no later than 15 days' prior to the end of the monthly rental period. If you fail to provide us at least 15 days' written notice to terminate a month-to-month tenancy prior to the end of the monthly rental period, you shall be liable to us for an additional 1 month's rent. Full Article
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