Living 7 years in house with horrible conditions and no contract. Now landlord is trying to evict.?

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  • Living 7 years in house with horrible conditions and no contract. Now landlord is trying to evict.?


Answer #1 | 19/12 2013 13:40
Sorry, but no. Without a contract, the landlord can kick you out with proper written notice for any reason. If you had a lease that you hadn't violated, you could fight the eviction. Paying rent late is a violation even if you are now current.
Answer #2 | 19/12 2013 13:41
Complaining about bad conditions after 7 years just because you were evicted does not make a compelling argument. Those are two unrelated issues. Without a lease agreement, landlord or renter can terminate the rental with 30 days notice.
Answer #3 | 19/12 2013 13:41
Save your money. An attorney won't be able to help you. Without a lease, a LL can give you notice to quit any time for any reason. Why in the world would you want to fight to stay in a house in this condition?
Answer #4 | 19/12 2013 13:48
There is no sense in fighting it without a contract. Sounds like moving out of that dump isn't such a bad thing anyhow but you do have to leave. The condition of the property is not relevant since you are being asked to leave. It would be relevant if you didn't think you should be forced to stay but since you are leaving anyhow it really doesn't affect this.
Answer #5 | 19/12 2013 16:43
I will never understand why anyone would fight to stay somewhere they did not like. But no, you have no lease, so there is no fight. They do not have to rent to her, period. There is nothing can force them too.
Answer #6 | 21/12 2013 08:54
You are complaining how bad the place is to live in but you dont want to leave. The landlord has a right to terminate your tenancy or evict for non payment in 3 days. Better pack up and start looking for another place. If you had money for a lawyer you could pay the rent you owe. If you leave of your own accord before landllord gets a court order, it wont go against you.
Answer #7 | 19/12 2013 18:53
I concur with Landlord. Don't fight to stay where you don't want to's ridiculous, and no jury or judge will believe your Mother both hates the place where she lives and would fight to stay there. And if she has no written rental agreement she will never win in court. We need to pick our battles in life, and this is not the one to fight, nor is it one for any reasonable attorney to fight for you or your Mother.

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