My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California
#1. I am the lessee
#2. I am 4 months into a one (1) year lease
#3. Purchasing a home and want to break lease
#4. Wrote landlord gving 60 days notice - offered to hire professional property management firm to advertise, screen and provide credit qualified tenants
#5. Spoke to landlord about 60 days notice, offer to get tenants
#6. Landlord stated he was going to try and sell the property
#7 Landlord also stated that he did not want me trying to rent the property - that he "gave us a break on rent" and that he would seek new tenants if proprty dopes not sell
#8. The lease is a CAR form - however neither box is checked in terms of "month-to-month" or "lease" - however, he wrotet in September 2012 on the lease line (trying to say it is not a lease based on ambiguity seems iffy at best)
#1. If he places in MLS, what is my situation - this severly limits my ability to mitigate damages
#2. If I am presented with an estoppel certificate stating terms of lease, etc. - should I sign? I doubt I would be - but not sure who would buy a property without one...
#3. If escrow falls out - am I allowed to stay vis-a-vis terms of lease (given that nobody sign or modifies agreement as it stands today)
Any advice helpful - it is early in the process!!!!