This is in Kansas.
I originally signed a 6 month lease with a landlord, the term beginning Jan. 1, 2006 and ending June 30, 2006. I have since never signed a renewal agreement and have reasons to move out soon. However, when I told the landlord of my intention, he brought this clause in the agreement to my attention: "13. NOTICE AT END OF AGREEMENT: Either party shall give the other party written notice of his intention not to renew the Agreement at the end of the original term of this Agreement. This notice shall be given sixty (60) days before the end of the original terms. If there is no written notice between the parties, then this Agreement shall renew for an additional term equal to the original term."
The landlord claims that the lease automatically renews every 6 months and thus I am under the lease until June 30, 2008. Is this true? Does this mean that this lease I signed in December 2005 automatically renews for a 6 month term every 6 months until the end of time (unless either party give 60 days notice)? I'm sure that at the time I signed the lease I assumed that, yes, if I wanted the lease to end on June 30, 2006, I would need to give 60 days notice of my intention to not renew - and if I didn't then the lease would automatically renew for another 6 months (until Dec. 31, 2006). Which was fine with me. But for the last 15 months I've been under the assumption that I was no longer under a contract with a defined lease term and thus was paying month-to-month.
There are some other things going on at the house which may provide an out for me, but I want to check on the wording of the contract before I get into that. Thanks in advance for your advice!