As a Realtor, all our leases for preprinted for 1 (one) year only, but can be renewed after the year. It gives the owners the opportunity to increase the price or not to continue with the tenant.
RE/MAX 100 RIVERSIDE
Jessica is correct. I was a commercial and residential landlord for many years, and though 1-year leases are common, they don't have to be limited to 12 months. If a landlord does not want to sign a lease exceeding 1 year, perhaps a renewal option would work. If in doubt, please consult with a real estate attorney (realtors are not allowed to give legal advice).
Best of luck to you,
Tobias Kaiser, MS, CIPS