W: Hello,John.This is Florence Richardson.I'm sorry to phone you at this hour,but I'm experiencing a sticky issue,and I can't think of anyone to get advice from besides you.
M: What's up?
W: (1)_______________________.Today, I gave notice to my landlord but he said he's unable to give my deposit back since I have to stay a minimum of six months.
M: Are you giving him a-month-in-advance notice to move?
W: Yes, that's exactly what I did today.In the tenancy agreement,that's the timeframe requested to notify the landlord.
M: Yes,that's the usual practice.(2)_______________________.
W: Not that I could remember.
M: Well,I have never heard of it either.It could be the landlord is trying to intimidate you.Perhaps you should pull your contract out and have a word with him.
W: Yes,that's exactly what I'm thinking of.
M: If the contract does not state the timeframe,then he shouldn't impose it himself.
W: You are right,John.You just confirmed my reasoning.
W: Thanks, John, I really appreciate that.