My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California
I am currently trying to break my lease 3 months prior to the end of a 12 month lease. I have given a customary 30 day written notice sent by registered mail. The landlord has been uncooperative with trying to come to a reasonable outcome. I have already paid out the next 45 days and the house itself will be vacated in the next 14 days giving the landlord over 30 days to find and place a tenant before losing rental income on the property.
After reading my lease agreement, I noticed that the leasing agent put the lease commencement date and the termination date as the same day and the landlord has initialed and signed the agreement. Would this be a loophole I could use to consider the lease month to month if the landlord refuses to come to a mutually beneficial outcome?
The monthly rent is below the norm for the area and given the scarcity of available properties, I feel that this house would be rented very quickly.
I am not trying to game the system but I have been very accepting of requests by the landlord for information. I have also not raised a fit that the gas company has had to fix two gas leaks on the premises and noted that work on the home has not been done to code.