Me and my landlord have a verbal agreement which states that I can leave whenever I want. I recently got suspended from work so I couldnt pay rent and she sent me a text message saying I have to leave by Friday. She told me she would be keeping my security deposit to cover my rent and keep the $200 I’ve given her as partial rent. Question is, is she allowed to do those things and is she allowed to send me a notice through a text message?
What you describe does not conform to any legal notice. You cannot be legally compelled to leave under such terms. The landlord can either properly serve you with a 5 Day Notice of Termination of Tenancy of a 30 Day Notice.
Sara Howard has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 1983. Her practice concentrates in adoption and family law as well as real estate law & landlord tenant matters . She is currently a member of the Chicago Bar Association's Adoption Law Committee and a former bank attorney . Any response to a question on AVVO does not constitute an attorney client relationship, but is general information based on the limited information provided. Free initial consultations are offered.
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