My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Georgia
I have lived in my current apartment for 2.5 years. When I first moved in I signed a lease for the extent of 1 year. Since then I have not signed any other lease extensions, but have agreed via email to 'extend the lease for another year' for the last two years.
How legally binding is this? I want to know if I can move out after 30 days notice as is the case for a tenancy-at-will agreement or if I would be breaking the original lease for leaving before the year is up? Are the penalties laid out in the original lease applicable to the later 'oral agreement'?