I see that you are an agent - if you are unsure in how to interpret the wording of the lease, ask your broker.
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If it says one year or 12 month, then be out before May 1st. Unless it says a year and a day.
My feeling is that "expire" means you're out the day before. Once May 1st gets here your right to occupy has expired. If it said "through May 1st" then you'd have the day.
Unless your lease defines this differently. Read the whole section and take everything literally. Or pay an attorney for a qualified opinion.
Jon Mutschink at Two Guys Moving is usually good about helping people out if you need to load up one day and move in the next. You might give him a try and make the move date less of an issue.
Good to be looking ahead in advance!
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It should specify in the signed lease agreement you accepted prior to moving in, by what you posted it sounds like you need to be out by 11:59 PM April 31st.
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