Several months ago I signed a contract to lease an apartment in Utah, USA and took up residence in the said apartment. The contract was stated explicitly to run through August 25th. This is clearly and unambiguously stated in writing.
I signed this contract and so did the landlords.
However, now the landlord is telling me that this was a typo and that it should have said August 14th. I was notified of this on August 6. They are threatening to fine me or send collections after me if I do not vacate the apartment by noon on the 14th of August.
The only problem is that I have employment in this city until August 19th. I would need to live in my car for five days if they kick me out.
I am not overly concerned about them coming after me, as I do not believe that the case law backs them up here. However, I felt it best to get the legal opinion of the Internet on the matter.
Do I have a firm case to stand on if they were to pursue legal or financial action against me?
Are there specific cases or statutory considerations that you are aware of that provide legal precedent in this type of case?