Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: My boyfriend bought a manufactured home 2 years ago and moved myself and my 3 children in with him. We have a roomate contract that has expired 12 months ago. He just broke up with me and wishes me to leave ive always paid him on time and i am paid up for the next month and a half. can he evict me with out seeing a judge ? Can he evict me if I continue to pay. I don't wish to be petty I have no where to go yet and may take several months to save up and find a new home.

Answer: A landlord may not actually “evict” a tenant without first obtaining a formal court order from a judge. However, a landlord may either choose not to renew a rental agreement when it expires or terminate a month-to-month rental agreement with 30 days’ written notice. If you have been residing in the owner’s home as a tenant, and are continuing to pay rent on a monthly basis, but no longer have a rental agreement with a specified end date, because the prior one expired, then you very likely are now living there through a month-to-month arrangement which the owner may end with 30 days’ written notice. It could be argued that, because the owner has already accepted payment for another month and a half, you have an agreement that covers that period. But that would be it.

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  • My boyfriend bought a manufactured home 2 years ago and moved myself and my 3 children in with him. We have a roomate contract that has expired 12 months ago. He just broke up with me and wishes me to leave ive always paid him on time and i am paid up for the next month and a half. can he evict me with out seeing a judge ? Can he evict me if I continue to pay. I don't wish to be petty I have no where to go yet and may take several months to save up and find a new home.

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