If I have no lease agreement, can I be asked to leave within the week?

I moved into my grandmother’s house a year ago with no rent agreement. She recently passed away and my uncle just gave me a a letter saying I have to be out in a week. Can he do that or since I’ve been there a year ? Don’t I at least get 30 days to find a new place?

Asked on July 8, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Ohio


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you have no written lease with your grandmother to live in her home, you are under the laws of all states in this country on a month-to-month lease for the premises that you occupy.

As such, the executor of your grandmother's estate is required to serve you with a thirty (30) day notice of termination of the oral lease that you presently are in.

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