Topic: Breaking pseudo-lease
I’m pretty sure I”m in the clear here but I thought I’d ask to make sure and reassure myself. I’ve been renting an apt. for the last year or so. No formal lease signed and I paid cash upfront (mutual acquaintance agreement!). I had planned to stay through Oct. 1 though I haven’t paid the Sept. rent yet.
There was no security deposit and I never received receipts or copies of electric bills though I requested them repeatedly. Long story short….acquaintance decides to renovate the apt. to ask for higher rent which I can’t afford so I find new place and agree to Sept. 1 start date.
I gave my 30 day notice to current landlord who is angry because “the agreement was through Oct. 1 and I expect you to honor it”. I have no such intention but want to make sure that there can be no legal ramifications.
Again… I am pretty sure I’m okay since there really is no paperwork (just some e-mails) involved or deposit but you never know (: