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Old 04-06-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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The new owner, Bobo, purchased the home through auction in Dec 2009. He came to us for the first time on/or about January 15th but did not discuss the rent amount. He did not come to discuss the amount and collect rent until February 12, 2010. We did not get his mailing address until then, and stated we were waiting for a rental agreement. Bobo said we weren't required to have a written agreement for a month-to-month tenancy. Do we owe the 1 1/2 months(1/2 of Dec and January's full month) of rent, even if we did not have any agreement(verbal or written) in place?

We have also submitted a Notice to Vacate(mailed w/ rent on April 1st), with leave date by May 1st. Also can he evict within 3 days for that non-payment in Dec-Jan?

Last edited by IMChicago; 04-06-2010 at 10:20 AM.. Reason: Add details.
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Old 04-06-2010, 11:57 AM
 
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Why wouldn't the rent be owed?
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:02 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Yup. Any judge will state you can't live anywhere for free UNLESS there is a written agreement for free rent. If Bobo wants to sue you in Small Claims Court, he will win.
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Old 04-06-2010, 12:14 PM
 
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You may owe the rent, but not not necessarily to Bob. It depends on what he purchased in the auction. He probably shoudl show you somethign in writing. He should have also make a demand earlier. Is the monthy rent amount in dispute?
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Old 04-06-2010, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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,,,,We have also submitted a Notice to Vacate(mailed w/ rent on April 1st), with leave date by May 1st. Also can he evict within 3 days for that non-payment in Dec-Jan?
Eviction is a very long process, can take from 3 to 6 months legally.
Pay your rent.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:14 PM
 
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i have heard this questions so many times from people. My answer is: what does common sense tells you are are you listening to greed.
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Old 04-06-2010, 06:32 PM
 
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you owe someone rent, but that someone depends on who holds title to the property. My friend went through this up in Sac and the renters' advocacy group told her to just keep sending her checks to the same manager even if both owner & manager have changed & it was a convoluted financial mess. Someone cashed her checks and was holding the funds but she didn't know who.
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