I agree with Alicia OToole and want to add that you have rights as a tenant. A lease is a legal document. If the new landlord wants to ask you if this is acceptable then he or she can but not tell you this is the way it is.... more
I have a rental listing at 2346 W. Belden.. Larger than you want and more expensive, but I can talk to the owner if you can take it right away and no agent commission would be paid. Let me know if you would like to see it.