I've been leasing a home since 03/01/15. The lease I signed was the TAR-2001, the landlord used an agent to handle the agreement, but all responsibility was transferred to the landlord after the lease was signed. The landlord mentioned renewal about 2-3 weeks before the expiration of the term. No written notice. He also said the rent would increase. I signed it because it was so sudden. The renewal lease I signed was the same lease as before with white-out used over the dates and rent, no agent was involved. I requested that the owner tell me the rent in 12/2016 so I could be well informed to make a decision by February 1st (Lease term expires March 1st, 2017). I got a response from the landlord on 01/31/17 about the rent. There was no increase. The landlord is pushing me to sign the lease again so he can guarantee another year. I told him I was not given notice so the lease auto-renews on a month to month basis. Is this correct? Is the lease even valid? What rights to I have?
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