I asked the landlord in writing if he would consider extending our stay due to the inability to locate a place until August 1st and August 31st. I'll add, he isn't responding to inquiries from Realtors. He states he's provided 45 days for us to find a place. I'm disabled Suzette, but we both work and paid rent on time during our lease, regardless failed repairs. We signed and moved in on July 15th 2016, two year lease. Landlord states he's stopping over on July 31st to make sure we're out. He also threatens to file eviction. To avoid such, I offered to pay rent if he'd work with us. Instead, he verbally abusive during our conversation which resulted in my decision to disconnect the call and ignore his threatening texts. Are any options available to avoid retaliation? It's difficult finding a place, otherwise we would happily moved months ago. We have been looking for months when he refused to fix gas leak, issues with our oil heat as well as failure to make additional timely repairs. All are documented timely.
Thanks in advance for assistance.
At the end of the lease term if you do not get out voluntarily you become a month to month tenant. If you tender rent for august and he accepts it (ie. he deposits the check) then you have the right to stay an additional month and after that he would need to give you a 30 day notice to vacate before he can start an eviction. If he does not accept the rent then he can commence a holdover eviction proceeding immediately. You are not entitled to any extensions. If you do not vacate it will take about 1 to 2 months to get an eviction order. You need to find a new place to go to.
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