My question involves business law in the state of: VA
I own a smallish honey operation / farm. In January I leased three 40' conex boxes due to the lack of storage and some bulk buys before COVID-19 hit the supply chain for the supplies I use.
The leasing company had 2 types of leases. The first was a auto renew where you had to cancel and the second was for a set amount of time with everything prepaid and that's what I took.
My contract says I have to let them know 10 business days before if I wanted to extend my lease.
Lease #1 ended March 31 2020 and they picked up the box on April 5 with no issues.
Lease #2 ended April 30 2020. They will not pick up the box and are trying to charge me for 2 more months.
Lease #3 ends June 30 2020. No issues as of yet, but looks like there are issues in the works.
I have scanned and emailed copies of the 3 leases and there telling me there computer has the second and third lease in as an auto renew. I have been playing telephone tag with the managers, but it's looking as if they want me to pay for there issues. Due to COVID-19 it looks as if a lot of the staff are working from home.
I do have an appointment with my lawyer on May 28, but looking for some suggestions on how to handle it till then.
Thank you for your time.