July 1 2015, I moved into a one bedroom basement apartment with my family. The landlord/owner promised that as soon as the 3 bed room house upstairs became available we would all move upstairs. I helped the landlord/owner by researching the way to evict the current tenant per her request. I was very excited and began to pack. The upstairs tenant agreed to move without formal eviction proceedings. The night before they moved out upstairs. I was informed by my friend that he would be moving in upstairs and that plans for a new triplex to be built on the land and adequate housing would be eventually provided for me and my family. My friend informed me he had worked out a deal with the landlord/owner to purchase the property and as the new property manager would be moving upstairs instead of me and my family. I introduced my friend to the landlord/owner a few months prior; she was in need of a mechanic and asked me when I moved in to please help her with a few things in exchange for waving a deposit. I was devastated and now my friend is asking me to move out. He put a letter in my mail box stating that the verbal agreement I have with the owner was terminated upon receipt.
Unless there are facts to the contrary, your verbal agreement will most likely be viewed as a month to month tenancy which begins on the first and ends on the last day of each month. If that is true, proper notice would need to be delivered at least 7 days prior to the end of the current month to alert you that your landlord does not intend to renew your lease for the next month, i.e. May.
The question may be is the note in your mailbox legally sufficient notice? You may want to consult with an attorney to have the notice reviewed.
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