My children are visiting me and my landlord is threatening to evict me. I don't have a lease and I pay my rent on time
Would need more information to properly respond. How long have your children been visiting you? Have there been complaints about the noise? Are there too many people in the rental space? Is this a shared space?
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I agree with counsel - hard to discern by your question if having extended guests was breach of your lease or not. I would Check your lease for provisions regarding If you are allowed to have guests for longer than a certain period. Some leases do have such a provision and if you agreed to it could be possibly be a breach --
The above answer is for general informational and educational purposes only and is in no way to be construed as legal advice, nor does it imply any liability, attorney-client relationship nor representation on the part of the attorney who answered this question. Licensed in MD.
The main reasons a landlord can seek to evict are: 1) non-payment of rent, 2) breach of lease, and 3) tenant holding over beyond term of tenancy. To lawfully evict, a landlord must file a landlord tenant complaint alleging one of these three causes of action. If the landlord does so, you will be notified of the court date and will have the opportunity to defend against the landlord's charge(s).
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