Our lease agreement expired on March 15th 2019. Near to that time, my wife sent an email, "Please accept this email as our formal request to renew our lease for an additional year under the terms and conditions outlined as part of the original lease. Thank you!"
The lease specifically says that it cannot be for more than one year and that each renewal must be signed by all parties.
I am searching for advice or a case that would stand up in court that this email is not admissible in court. At current the Landlord is claiming our deposit is being held for liquidated damages.
The answer depends on the notice requirements in the lease. It may require it to be certified mail or letter. Consult with an attorney to review your lease and advise accordingly
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Sorry - but online Q&A forums are not viable as a form of faux lawyering by puppeteering pro-se litigants though court proceedings. If you want HIRE a lawyer or law firm to provide you a legal memoranda on such an issue, you can certainly do that, but you won't find lawyers doling out legal research or case citations for pro-se litigants to run off to court and yell "see judge ! SEE! - and REAL lawyer told me about this case!" You have already made poor legal decisions by inducing what is likely to be an eviction case by description and you need to realize that you are NOT a lawyer simply because you have Google and all the episodes of LA Law on DVD, are in over your head and that you likely need to simply HIRE an actual lawyer to address the case before you do more damage to yourself.
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