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Landlord pulling a fast one

Posted by Joe on May 26, 1999 at 19:24:56:

I have an unusual problem and am curious if anyone may be able to offer some advice. My lease expires on June 30 of this year, and I have a one-year option to renew. The lease specifies that I had to notify the landlord at his mailing address via certified mail sixty days in advance if I wanted to stay. I informed him through email more than sixty days in advance (and received a return receipt) that I was exercising my option. I later spoke on the phone with him and he acknowledged the email.

Today I received a letter from a lawyer claiming that since it was an email and not certified mail as specified, the option is not valid and I have to leave or face legal consequences.

Any thoughts? Thanks.

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