My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: TN
We lived in TN, Memphis apartment for 3 yrs and in Jan 2009 our lease got expired.We did not sign the new lease sent by apartment folks due to uncertainity . The lease says after it gets expired , and we do not renew then it will become month to month.
we paid since Jan 2009 rent of $806 , which they accepted and never asked for more.when we have given written notice on april 28 , 2009 about moving out of TN due to job and moved out on May 3, 2009. leasing office says you have to pay for 2 months rents and one month notice , total $2400. I said we are out of contract. leasing says then it will be month to month, the amount of month to month is not mentioned in the lease.my question is do I need to pay extra money apart from may 2009 rent, which I have already paid.I called again to enquire about sending me the revised balance, and came to know that the apartment is already rented out to some one else.
I appreciate the help.