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I moved in August 2, 2012 my lease is suppose to be up July 31, 2013 for a 12 month lease correct?

Des Moines, IA |

My landlord said my lease is not up until August 31,2013 because I didn't move in until August 2, 2013 ....She is adding an extra MONTH to my lease. She told me I will be responsible for August rent even if I moved out on the 31st of July. I am confused I have rented before and this has never happened...Is this legal ? Should I get a lawyer ? I feel like they are forcing me to stay and or be responsible for this although my lease is ending July 31,2013 . The end date is not written in my lease agreement but this is how renting usually goes you move out the last day of the month before you moved in. If I have to stay until August 31,2013 that would making my move in date September not August. I don't know what to do they didn't accept my 30day notice to vacate because of this PLEASE HELP

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It is impossible to answer your question without reviewing the lease. I have never seen a lease that was not clear when the starting and ending dates were--not that such leases do not exist, as there are some strange leases out there. If you would like a definitive answer to your question, you will need to have an attorney review the lease.

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