Am I currently an at-will tenant?
February 11, 2012 8:13 PM Subscribe
Massachusetts rental filter: I signed a lease for a term of one year back in 2010. As stipulated in the lease, I informed my landlord in writing of my intention to stay for another year. That year would end in June 2012. Am I currently an "at will" tenant? I found another place that is more affordable and want to give 45 days notice to vacate, but I am unsure of where I stand.
posted by lakersfan1222 to law & government (10 answers total)
I read the lease a few times and I don't see anything that remotely applies here. I have asked a couple of friends who are Mass landlords and they say that they are pretty sure I am "at will", or month to month at this point. I am going to run this by a lawyer but this seems like a simple enough question and the lease I signed is a standard fixed term lease, printed from a form bank off of the internet. I get along fine with the landlord but I do not feel that it is a good idea to give my notice without knowing the answer to this question. You are not my lawyer, I know this. I guess I am wondering if my letter of intention renewed the term of the original lease even though I did not sign another lease document with the new dates?