1: Can I choose the lease term?: YES If the property allows this (check our vacancy list under lease term) 

2: If I sign a lease can you guarantee it will be renewed when it expires?
   NO: We will first ask the property owner

3: Could the rent go up after the lease expires? Yes.
    We will let the property owner know what the market rents are for  similar properties and normally recommend to the              owner to set the rent to be below market to encourage tenants to not to start looking for another property, however, the          owner normally makes the final decision 

4: If I move in during the middle of the month, other than for month to month tenancies, what date will it expire?
    The lease expiration date will be rounded up to the last calendar day of the months'  calendar day of the month ?: So for          example, if you have a six-month lease and moved in on Jan 4th, the lease would expire on July 31st.

5: If for a single family home the only option is to rent the property is month to month does this mean the owner is planning        on selling the property or move in themselves later or end the tenancy?: 
     No, but the owner may decide at any time in the future to sell  the property, move back in etc  or raise the rent or change          the conditions of the agreement with at least 30 days notice being given 

6: For multi unit properties where only a month to month lease is allowed, can I stay longer?
    Normally, yes. Most property owners want to have long term tenants, but choose month to month to have more control 

7: Where in the rental agreement does it say that the landlord can change the terms of tenancy after the lease expires?
    It is not specifically stated, but after the termination date, the tenancy converts to a month to month tenancy. 

    During a month to month tenancy, the landlord has the right to change the terms of the tenancy with a 30 day notice,              under California Civil Code 827.