How much notice should a private landlord give his tenant?

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How much notice should a private landlord give his tenant?

I was residing in a home where I paid $450 a month. The roommate decided that he no longer wanted me living there and gave me four days to leave his home via text message. I l left within the four days. But knew this was no way to be treated. I live in AZ and read a 30day notice must be given to the tenant weather private or not. Must a roommate/landlord give a 30 day notice? Can I sue for 4 day dismissal? How long after the event do I have to take action?

Asked on August 29, 2011 Wyoming

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

In all states of this country there is required written notice to be given a tenant by a landlord to terminate a lease given the circumstances. In most states the required notice for a residential unit is thirty (30) days written notice.

From your question's facts, I do not know if the landlord who owns the unit that you were renting did not give property thirty (30) day notice or if you were a sub-tenant where the actual tenant gave you shortened notice to move.

The required time period given a tenant to leave a unit is designed to give time to the person to be displaced to pack and find another place to live.

You left the place you were staying within four (4) days of receiving the notice to vacate. Potentially you could have remained a full thirty (30) days. Although you were not given the required notice to vacate by the roommate, you essentially have no compensable damages under the law for leaving the unit you were renting earlier than you were required.

 


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