If I was given an order to vacate a storage rental unit on the 8th that says for me to be out by the 15th, is this a legal order?

I have had an arrangement with the manager and co-owner of a storage unit rental company to have access to my unit after hours. I have my unit set up as an office and music recording studio. This deal was originally with the old night guy who was just reinstated. during some of the year or so he wasn’t employed by the company, I was in talks to provide security at night, he still lived on site for some legal reason I am not familiar with. He told the other co-owner that I was living in my unit, I am not. I was given an order to vacate on the 8th that says to be out by the 15th.

Asked on December 12, 2011 under Real Estate Law, California


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

From what you have written, the "order" seems to be a demand from management at the storage facility that you be out of the storage rental unit by December 15, 2011. It is not a court order because it has not been issued by the court.

As to whether it is a legal order would ultimately have to be determined by the court in the event of a dispute over the matter. From what you have written, there is nothing improper about the demand that you vacate the storage rental by a certain date. I suggest that you abide by the demand that you be out of the unit by the 15th.

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