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FedUp02

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My husband and I were contacted by our landlord in early August that his son (who is the actual owner of this house) had moved back to town and needed this place back as soon as possible (he moved in with landlord and wife). We are no longer on a lease and pay month to month, so, we assumed that was an at least 30 day notice. However, he has been calling us to every few days asking how we are doing finding another place. Now, less than one month later he called this past Tuesday (Sept. 5) and asked us if we could be out of here by Friday because junior needs to move out of there and move in here by this coming Friday (tomorrow now).

The reason for this, he claimed, is that he and his wife put their house up for sale a while back (he never mentioned that when he was here recently doing repairs) and that they just had an offer that they couldn't refuse from someone who wanted to move in immediately, so they (landlord & wife) are going to be homeless and need to look for someplace to go too.


Since we have lived here (2 years) we have always sent our rent in to arrive before the due date. We have also kept the place spotlessly clean in what was a dirty place when we moved in. He has mentioned to us that we are good tenants. He also said that we would get an excellent recommendation.

Our problem is that we don't know how to handle this or what to do. We told him that it takes time to find a place to rent or buy, and when you do find one, it takes approximately 30-45 days to finalize a deal.

So, our question is: What is the best thing to do? This has never happened to us. Right now we have no idea what is going to happen. We are looking every day, but, have not found anything yet. Do we have any legal recourse to give us more time?

Thank you!!!!

FedUp02
 

Erik Sandstrom

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Even though you are month to month you still have tenant rights and the landlord must give you at a bare minimum of 30 days notice.
 

Erik Sandstrom

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Especially due to them engaging in this rather than you, the tenant reaching out to them and saying you're leaving. Then you would give them the 30 day notice but that typically can be verbal.