End of lease renting issue in California - Landlord changed his mind?
September 1, 2013 2:09 PM Subscribe
Our three year lease (CA, in L.A. County) ended today. We had a prior verbal agreement with our landlord that we would stay through 10/15/13. Today we found a note in our box indicating that he would expect us to move on on or prior to 9/10/13. We have movers scheduled, last days of work, moving across the country, flights and cat transport etc. all planned around moving on 10/15. We're panicking, we realize we screwed up not getting the verbal agreement in writing. If we can't change his mind, do we have any options under CA state law? (Already tried the free legal aid hotlines, etc., and will contact professionals, no one is open on holiday weekend)
posted by stewiethegreat to law & government (26 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Not sure what happened - landlord has been is strange person who rented to us because he liked my shoes and thought our cat was cute.
Just to make it even slightly more unsettling, our elderly, weird landlord in the past has no compunctions about following state/federal laws (e.g. providing 24 hours notice before coming into the unit - whenever we're out of town he just comes over to "make sure the cat isn't lonely"). He lives on the same property. We've stayed all three years because we REALLY like the view, and it is worth putting up with our weird landlord. So...if we do have a legal right to stay even for a while, advice on what can do to protect ourselves?