Does a landlord have to notify a tenant prior to the expiration of his lease that it will automatically renew?
Good question. No, a landlord does not have to notify a tenant that a written lease will automatically renew for a new term at the end of its expiration unless the tenant or the landlord under its terms gives the required notice that either one will not be renewing it.
The reason is that the laws in many states hold that absent fraud, a person who signs a written documents is presumed to have read and understood it.
If youhave a written lease with an automatic renew provision, you need to carefully read it since its terms and conditions control the obligations owed to you by the landlord and vice versa in the absence of conflicting state law. Good luck.