vacating a rental and need to ask for an extension

our landlord has asked us to vacate our rental property in 60 days. my kids are
still in school and my husband is working out of state. im single handed and its
winter. my boxes are even frozen Is there a way for me to be able to get an
extension till end of june legally.

Asked on January 29, 2019 under Real Estate Law, Utah

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

If you still have an in-effect (unexpired) written lease for a definite or defined term (e.g a one-year lease), the landlord cannot make you leave before the lease is up, unless you do something (failing to pay rent; violating the lease; damaging the property; etc.) which would otherwise let the landlord evict you. But if you are on a written month-to-month lease, an oral (unwritten) lease, which is always month to month, or if notice concides with your lease expiring, there is nothing you can do. When not guaranteed tenancy by a written lease for a specific period of time, the landlord can terminate your tenancy on a month's (let alone 60 days) notice. You can ask for more time, but don't have any way to make him or her give it to you.


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