I’ve lived in my current apt for almost 2 years. After 1 year I thought the rental contract would go to a month to month contract as it has everywhere else I’ve ever lived. But my landlord said, “No, it is a year by year contract.”
But I’m going to be moving in the middle of the contract (after having been living here for 2.5 years).
Another woman in the same building has lived here for 7 years and she says she’s still on a year by year contract.
Can the landlord really penalize me and charge me the 1 or 2 month deposit if I move out after living here for 2.5 years? That would create a lot of bad energy.
If so, I’ll be extremely pissed. That would make no sense at all to me, there’s only a 1 in 365 chance that you’ll happen to move on an anniversary of when you move in.