I have been in my leased condo for a term of 1-yr. Now that year 1 is expiring, the landlord is requiring a co-signer to renew a lease for 1-year. I'm now being forced into a month-to-month tenancy which is very dangerous for us being students and parents. It's impossible to get a co-signer as we have no family. Is there any way I can artificially/unilaterally create a lease? Paying a lump sum instead of the regular rent? There must be a creative solution to this whole mess!