Can my landlord evict me for a bogus reason?

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Can my landlord evict me for a bogus reason?

A couple days ago I received a handwritten eviction notice from my landlord. When I went to ask him about it he told me the reason for the eviction was because, “God told me it was time for you to move on and that’s the way it has to be.” We have never been in violation of our lease. I did go through the lease and under the eviction portion it says, “Landlord or tenant may termination lease early by giving other party at least a thirty day notice. And yet we need to be out by the 16th. Can he legally do this?

Asked on March 5, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Colorado

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Your lease is your contract and if it states that he has the right to ask you to leave with 30 days notice then he has the right to ask you to leave.  The reason is immaterial.  But he must comply with the state law on notice as well.  So if you were not given proper notice and you wish to remain in the apartment he must then start an eviction proceeding against you.  Improper notice is somthing you will raisse.  If the court finds that you were correct then the eviction proceeding should fall and he will have to start all over again.  Good luck.


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