What can I do about my boss/landlord who says I must continue to rent from her EVENTHOUGH I have no lease, just a verbal agreeement?

I moved to a new state for a job and my boss offered her rental to me for, at first, she said two months. After I was here for only 2 weeks she said she needed to know if I wanted to stay until August. I said yes because I had nowhere else to go. Now I know that she is charging me too much and have the opportunity to move in with a friend for half the cost. My landlord/boss says that I can’t and that I have to stay until I said I would originally. What can I do? I cannot afford this place, but I am fearful for my job?

Asked on May 18, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Colorado

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Your boss cannot fire you in retaliation, even though your state is an at-will employment state.

Try the following and then at least talk to an employment law lawyer.  Try www.attorneypages.com

http://www.coworkforce.com/

In terms of your lease, it appears you have a month to month, and as long as you have given the requisite one month or one month and one day notice, you can leave. http://www.hud.gov/local/co/renting/tenantrights.cfm


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