My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: CA
As per a previous inquiry, my current owners agreed to extend my notice to quit from September 30 to December 31 if I agreed to pay an additional $135 immediately.
I did this.
However, I will not have to take advantage of the extension since I will move out on September 21st. I already gave them my 30 day notice.
My concern, however, is with the wording of the extension agreement. it states as follows, with actual totals eliminated:
"Tenant shall pay upon execution of the extension agreement a total of $@@@,, for which $@@@ is rent for August 1, 2013 thru August 31, 2013, and $135 for extension agreement, the following rents shall be paid as they fall due, $@@@ on or before September 1, 2013, $@@@, on or before October 1, 2013, $@@@ on or before November 1, 2013, and $@@@, on or before December1, 2013. Any and all payments shall be made in the form of cash, cashiers check, or money order only."
I am afraid that because I am moving out with over three month to spare due to the extension agreement, that the owners will expect me to now pay rent for these three months even though I will have vacated.
Am I legally obligated to pay for these three months although I will be long gone?
The agreement has been month to month since 1999, but if the owners can use this extension notice to legally get more rent out of me, I suspect they will do so.