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Old 05-27-2017, 03:31 PM
 
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We just received our 30-day notice after our landlord showed our house to a couple yesterday. We were not given a notice at all about the house being shown. We expected our landlord to come over and fix our leaking basement sink that we have been asking to fix for over 2 months. We live in Minnesota and know that they have to give us reasonable notice.
We have been living in this house since May 2015 and our original lease ended in May 2016. We have since been on a verbal agreement to go month by month until the start of April where we said we would stay until August. We have been paying rent on time and have been nothing but compliant with the landlords. I would just like to know what can be done as they are giving the couple who toured the house yesterday the house on a year long lease now. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 05-27-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Back in the Mitten. Formerly NC
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Unfortunately, there really isn't anything you can do. Leases protect both the landlord and the tenant. Since you were month to month, they only have to give you 30 days.

As for not notifying you before entering, complaining or reporting it will not get you a new lease. Since we live in a sue-happy world, I suppose you could sue, but even if you were awarded something, it likely wouldn't be worth the trouble.
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Old 05-27-2017, 04:06 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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What can be done? You can start packing non-essentials now to save the last minute rush, and start looking at places to move to. You might also start doing some of the cleaning, things like the oven and the coils of the fridge, so that it doesn't all have to be done in the last 6 hours. Spread the work out a bit.

You got your proper notice to vacate.

The down side to renting is that you do not own the house. If you don't want to have to move with a 30 day notice, then your very best option is to buy your own house.

I get the impression that the landlord told you he was coming over and you incorrectly guessed it was to fix the sink. If that is the case, you got your notice that the landlord was coming in.

Just a suggestion, but you are going to need your good landlord reference, so now is not the best time to get into a pissing contest with your landlord. You want your new potential landlord to hear that you are pleasant tenants when he calls to see what it is like to rent to you.
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Old 05-27-2017, 04:16 PM
 
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We just received our 30-day notice after our landlord showed our house to a couple yesterday. We were not given a notice at all about the house being shown. We expected our landlord to come over and fix our leaking basement sink that we have been asking to fix for over 2 months. We live in Minnesota and know that they have to give us reasonable notice.
We have been living in this house since May 2015 and our original lease ended in May 2016. We have since been on a verbal agreement to go month by month until the start of April where we said we would stay until August. We have been paying rent on time and have been nothing but compliant with the landlords. I would just like to know what can be done as they are giving the couple who toured the house yesterday the house on a year long lease now. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Look up your state laws on notices. In my state if you lived there longer than 12 consecutive months I have to give 60 day notice. Less than 12 months 30 days notice.

But if you were given proper notice to vacate you need to vacate. Even though you gave notice you're idea I guess in August the LL gave you notice to leave before that date.

As for doing anything there isn't anything you can do
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Old 05-27-2017, 04:46 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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We have been living in this house since May 2015 and our original lease ended in May 2016.
We have since been on a verbal agreement to go month by month until the start of April...
Not verbal. That conversion to a M2M is the common law almost everywhere.

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...where we said we would stay until August.
Did the LL acknowledge that stated intention in any way more official than a nod?

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We just received our 30-day notice after our landlord showed our house to a couple yesterday.
We live in Minnesota and know that they have to give us reasonable notice.
With no lease in effect the M2M 30 day notice is (likely) both legal and reasonable.

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Any information would be greatly appreciated.
You said you would be out later in the summer.
LL found a suitable tenant who wanted to move in sooner.

conjecture: the LL didn't want to disrupt their summer vacation plans or risk
that you would end up wanting or needing to stay later than August...
and then have to find a tenant after the weather changes in the fall.
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