Both parties are always protected by legal/customary law. Even if you do not have an AST or oral agreement with a landlord, they are still bound by the legislation of the above-mentioned Act 1985 and the Protection from Eviction Act 1977. I currently live in an apartment with a roommate and the owner owner of the apartment has been arrested and has not paid his mortgage or HOA fee for some time. He had made a verbal agreement with myself, that I didn`t have to pay rent as long as I went to school and kept the place. What happened again. Now that he has been arrested, he has to spend time in prison, he decided to get rid of the place that leaves us and the roommate to leave the property. He served us with 7 days notice. And we received a letter in the mail that the HOA started the seizure process. The owner let a broker pass and tell us that he is selling the property that we must leave as soon as possible. It doesn`t seem fair, and all we ever had was an oral contract, never anything written. What can we do and there is something that allows us to stay in the apartment until we have time to find another place. The amount of the additional payment is more than $8,000.
Obviously, he has not paid it since January and only came to tell us in September. Someone can help me, please. Landlords and brokers won`t be surprised if we say that if a lease is granted to a tenant, a copy of the lease (ideally the original) should be kept. A lease agreement creates rights and obligations and it is therefore a good idea to record them in a written Shorthold Tenancy Agreement (AST). I was wondering if there was a written statement for someone to advise me to give it as a back to our conversation in case of difficulty. Thank you, I just got fired from the mother-in-law for whom I paid rent. .