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What are my rights a renter with no lease agreement and the landlord is try to evict me from a home she is losing in foreclosure

Eastpointe, MI |

landlord is evicting me saying my tenancy is up, however, we never had a lease agreement. landlord in losing house in foreclosure, only has 3 months redemption period left, but has not contacted the bank to redeem property. have been advised that the landlord only want me to move so that she can strip the property of its valuables, i.e., furnace, counter tops, toilets, etc.

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Attorney answers 1


If you never had a written lease agreement then the period of your tenancy is determined by the frequency in which rent is due. Since most people pay rent every month, you probably have a month-to-month tenancy. In such a tenancy the landlord (or the tenant) can terminate the tenancy by giving one month's notice. It does not matter what the landlord's reasoning is (as long as it's nondiscriminatory and non-retaliatory). One of the benefits of a month-to-month lease instead of a longer lease is that it is easier to get out of if you want to leave. However, it is also easier for the landlord to terminate. If you actually had a lease for a longer term then you would be entitled to remain in the house until the end of the lease or the end of the redemption period. Also, please note that just because the property is in foreclosure does not mean that the tenant can discontinue making rent payments.

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