Apartment complex in Houston, TX. Landlord sent out normal "renewal" letter stating that lease will be up in 90 days and we have option to renew for additional 7,9, or 12 months and we need to respond by at least 30 days before our lease ends on our intentions.
In the meantime, it has not yet been 30 days (not even 60 days before the lease ends) and the landlord sent us a subsequent letter stating that we cannot renew our lease and we must move out at the lease end date. We have tried to get an answer on why the company will not allow us to renew and they refer us to their lawyer because they cannot discuss it in the rental office. We call the lawyer and he refers us to his paralegal, who never calls us back.
My questions are as follows:
1. Does the rental company have the legal ability to not allow us to renew our lease without providing us any explanation on why we cannot renew?
2. Since the rental office initially submitted paperwork to us stating that we can renew and now they are attempting to "delete" this letter...does that make a difference to our rights?
3. Does the rental company have the right to not let us renew based on personality differences or in our case language differences (i.e. there is a language barrier)
thanks in advance