Check your lease to see if automatic renewal is legitimate
Many automatic renewal clauses require the tenant to give a 30-day notice before the lease expires if the tenant does not wish to renew. But the lease must meet certain requirements.Question: I was renting an apartment on a one-year lease. I made plans to move to another community and had no intention of renewing the lease. On the day I went to turn in my keys to the resident manager, she told me I could not vacate because the lease had automatically been renewed for another year. I don't remember being told about any automatic renewal clause when I signed the original lease. Can they hold me to another lease term?