I was injured on a slippery walkway at my apartment building. As a result I had a broken tailbone. Since the landlord was not agreeable to cover the medical expenses I had to hire a personal injury attorney. Shortly after receiving a letter that my landlord was being sued to cover the costs, he sent me a letter (dated 2/11/2011)demanding I move out by 4/30/11 and if I did not return keys by this date an eviction may be instituted against me. Since living here has been such a horrible experience I had no problem following that letter and made all the necessary plans to move by the end of April. I paid April rent and am ready to go. My lease was due to expire May 31 but I had no problem following his order to move by April 30. His first letter broke the lease but I was fine with that.
Than a few days ago he sends me another letter (duplicate dated 3/31/2011) ordering I move out by 5/31/2011 and say I’m responsible for May rent. There is no way in hell I’m paying another month of rent to live here when he ordered me out April 30 in his first letter.
So I’m worried he can/will try to sue me for May rent. He says the first letter sent on Feb 11th was with the date of April 30 move out was an “error”! So I make plans to move and put money for a new place and turn my life upside down so am I right to say I’m not responsible for May rent since he ordered me out April 30 in his first letter? I still have the first letter.