My landlord and I came to a verbal agreement (confirmed through email as well) about the terms of our lease termination due to medical reasons for my wife. Last week I got an email from him, outlining again the terms we agreed upon and that he's said a formal lease termination last week. It never came. I've already paid him the agreement by check and he has deposited it.
We're moving out tomorrow and I haven't gotten anything yet. I've already paid him. Can he come back and change his mind about our agreement for the lease termination since the official agreement wasn't signed? Or will the facts I have a verbal agreement and an email and he deposited the check for the breaklease fee be sufficient if he tries to change things around?
It should be sufficient if things turn south. However, I would suggest you send the LL a certified letter just mentioning that to date you have not received the mailing yet and the letter is confirm the agreement. Outline the email and verbal conversations, including dates along with the steps you have done to fulfill the agreement. It doesn't have to be a "formal" letter but just a written cordial documentation you will have on hand.
My gut feeling is the LL is not going renege on the agreement because he sent you a confirmation email that once again restated all the terms you both agreed on and nothing was changed or adjusted. He may have changed his mind on sending the release papers until he gets the keys handed over to him to protect himself from a tenant trying to pull a fast one on him and still stay without paying additional rent because they no longer have a lease. It's nothing personal against you just as your letter to him would not be anything personal against him. Just everyone protecting themselves in an adult and reasonable way.