My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Georgia
Hello, my lease is set to expire on May 7, 2010. That is 30 days from today.
On April 1st, my landlady emailed me a "notice" saying she will not renew after May 7. However, our lease dictates that all notices shall be served by certified mail which she has not done. Therefore, even if she were to send me a letter by certified mail as soon as possible, the 30th day would be past my May 7th deadline.
There is no clause in the lease discussing automatic or voluntary renewals, but only that with permission of the landlady, I may hold over month to month.
Because she has violated the certified mail clause, what rights do I have to remain until 30/60 days after receiving a notice through certified mail? Would I not then be considered held over? If there is no language in the lease regarding renewals is the renewal notice supposed to be 30 or 60 days? Am I within my rights staying past May 7th because of her violation?