My lease has a provision that if you've been on the lease more than 9 months, the penalty for breaking the lease is smaller than if you've been on the lease for less than 9 months.
I signed a lease in 2019. In 2020 I signed an identical lease except for the dates and rent amount. It's more than 9 months since the signining in 2019 but less than 9 months from the signing in 2020.
I gave intent to break the lease and the landlord is claiming that I owe the larger penalty because I signed a new lease. I think the landlord's logic is questionable. Because the new lease is the same as the old, I think the new signing was simply a renewal and I should pay the smaller penalty.
Who is right?