What to do if I was told yesterday that I have 30 days to move out of the apartment I have been living in for the past 2 and a half years?

Rent is up to date. This was all done through someone who I have never seen before or have I ever had any dealings with; she is my landlord’s mother. First warning was only a verbal warning and then about an hour later she came back and gave me a piece of paper stating why and how long I had to leave and her son signed it and it was witnessed by his sister. It also stated that I still owe for this month and that I am responsible for any damages, I don’t think I should be responsible for any damages because I have ask him several times to fix things and to replace carpets but he has done nothing

Asked on August 14, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Pennsylvania

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you have time left on your lease and have not breached the agreement in any way, then the thirty (30) day notice of termination may be ineffective. However, if you are now on a month-to-month lease for your unit despite living there for over two years, the notice that you received is valid.

I suggest that you consult further with a landlord tenant attorney as to what your legal recourse is given the situation that you are now in.


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