I have no lease, but a verbal agreement to rent until end of August. They want to evict me at the end of July. What can I do?
Question Details: I have lived with my current roommate (also the home owner) since September 2008. I had planned to stay until May, but entered into a verbal agreement that I would rent until August. I received a note asking me to move out at the end of July. I feel their reason is not justified (getting married and having a baby in Nov.) and I want to know what my legal standing is.
Landlord-tenant law is different from one state to another, and I'm not a New Hampshire attorney. Also, the detailed facts of your situation make a difference, and for reliable advice, you'd need to go through all of that with a lawyer in your area. One place to find counsel is our website, http://attorneypages.com
If you're sharing a house or a condo unit with the owner, something designed for one family (for example, just one kitchen), you may not even be protected by the full landlord-tenant law, you are actually a "boarder." And if you don't have a written lease, in most states you would be at best a month-to-month tenant. So you have gotten the full month's notice you're entitled to, the question you need to ask a lawyer is whether their reason for ending your stay there is good enough.