Can landlord ask me to renew the lease for another whole year after 2 years of renting the house? Can I refuse and ask for month-to-month?

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  • 2 months ago

    YES the landlord can require a new lease at any time that there is not already one in effect.  You can ask for a month to month but they DO NOT have to do it. You either agree to the required terms or move out.

  • 2 months ago

    The landlord can require you to renew annually although you can always request an exception. It may or may not be granted although it never hurts to ask.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    You can certainly ask, however many landlords want to know they have the property rented for the coming year and many tenants want to know they have the security of renting for the year without increases in rent etc......

  • 2 months ago

    He can of course do that.  You can ask, he can say no.

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  • 2 months ago

    You can of course. 

    The landlord can also then choose to give notice that your tenancy will end at the end of your lease.

  • 2 months ago

    You can ask to go to month-to-month, but the landlord does not have to accommodate you. Houses are almost never rented on month-to-month rental agreements. Annual lease is standard procedure. IF you have some legitimate concern - e.g. you plan to buy a house in the spring, or you are waiting to hear on a job transfer - you might be able to convince your landlord to switch to month-to-month, or to agree in advance that IF the house purchase or job transfer actually goes through, you can pay for ads to seek a new lessee so you can get out of the lease.

  • 2 months ago

    of course, in MOST states and in MOST cases, if you refuse the landlord can terminate your tenancy if you refuse to sign a new lease.  you can request  to go month to month, you can offer an extra 25/month of maybe suggest a shorter lease of 3-6 months.

  • R P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes he can. His house, his choice of lease.

    You can ask for a month to month rental agreement. But if the landlord says no, your choices are to sign a new lease or move.

  • Judy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Sure, it's his property.  It's more common though to automatically go to m-to-m.  You can ask, but if the ll says no and you refuse to renew, you have to move out.

  • 2 months ago

    You can ask, they can say yes or no.

    They can also decide not to rent to you anymore.

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