Most state laws do not recognize additional legal time for late payment of rent. Indeed, the day following the expiry of the rent, a lessor can send a message of „rent or terminate“. Some lessors will, however, add additional time to the lease or lease. There are few places in the United States that recognize an oral lease. In most states, unless you have a written lease for signature, I think the oral offer can be withdrawn. If the first authorized applicant does not respond within a specified period of time in the desired manner, the lessor often moves on to the next authorized applicant on the list….