Should I talk to an attorney regarding a break of rental agreement?

We had been staying in an apartment for almost a year, we and originally signed a 6 month lease while our house was being rebuilt. After 6 months we went month to month. At the end of January we went an spoke to one of the apartment managers who had us sign another agreement to extend the lease again. When my mom walked up to the office to find out how much rent was due, the other apartment manager said, "oh I've been meaning to tell you.i rented your apartment you have to be out by the 5th" it was February 1st when she told us. We frantically looked for a moving company, and she said she would try to talk the person into changing their move in date. Eventually it got pushed back to feb 11th, but still I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be 30 days notice. We've been stuck in a hotel since.

Scottsdale, AZ -

Attorney Answers (2)

C. Andrew Campbell

C. Andrew Campbell

Litigation Lawyer - Mesa, AZ
Answered

Without seeing the documentation that was signed it is difficult to answer specificallly, but based on your recitation of facts it apepars that the landlord would have been required to give you thirty days notice. Call an attorney and set up an appointment.

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Celia R Reed

Celia R Reed

Real Estate Attorney - Phoenix, AZ
Answered

I agree with attorney Campbell. As a month to month tenant, you are entitled to 30 days written notice coinciding with the date of your monthly agreement. So if your agreement was for payment on the first of the month and you didn't receive notice until the tenth of the month, you would not be required to vacate until 30 days after the first day of the following month.
You indicated that you signed a second agreement after the six-month lease expired. Review it carefully to confirm it didn't alter the standard notice requirements.

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