We’ve been living in this house for 10 months without a rental agreement. We moved in with the understanding that the property owner would repair the issues with the hous: Big hole in the exterior wall where work was performed on a gas line, broken garage door, back fence missing/ broken, leaking water heater, et al.
Every time I spoke to him about repairs, he always promised repairs tomorrow, or next week.
Yesterday, I got fed up, and delivered a list of items to be repaired, and his words were ”If you don;t like it then move.” He delieverd a 30 notice to terminate tenancy a 1/2 hour later.
What are my options? Did he retaliate by evicting me? Do I have any recourse?
Evicted We’ve been living in this house for 10 months without a rental agreement.
You did have an agreement….it just was not in writing.
Always deliver your “lists” in writing by certified mail/return receipt requested.
This would be retaliation, and, if you want to stay, file an action in small claims court.
Robert L. Bennett
Law offices of Robert L. Bennett
2117 N. Baker St.
Bakersfield, CA 93305