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Can a landlord tell you to sign a release of all responsibility due to anything and everything, or tell you to leave?
Asked on May 15, 2009 under Real Estate Law, California
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
No. A landlord can't evict you without going through the court proceeding required by law.
The release probably wouldn't hold up in court anyway, but I would still not sign anything like that without having a lawyer look at it for you, first. Even aside from the release itself, it sounds like it would be a good idea to talk to an attorney who does tenant-landlord work about your rights, with all the details of what's been going on -- and I'm sure there's a lot more to tell, than you have put in your question.
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