Posted by Ken on October 31, 2000 at 17:53:25:
In Reply to: expiration and exception posted by Melissa on October 31, 2000 at 17:12:01:
Without a lease you are a month to month tenant. Which means that your rent, for the time being, stays the same and any arrangements you had under your old lease remain.
On a month to month agreement, you are free to move out of the apartment upon giving 30 days notice to the owner. And the landlady is free to amend the terms of your rental (raise the rent or end your rental altogether) on 30 days notice (one full rent cycle) to you.
In your case I wouldn't worry about it much. Lots of people have been under month to month agreements for years. If you keep pestering her about a lease it makes you look desperate. Just take it easy for this month. Maybe she just hasn't gotten around to buying lease forms or something. If you want to be proactive, buy 2 lease forms at a stationary store, read them, and bring them with you when you pay rent next month. Ask her if she'll sign it right then and there.
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