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Old 05-25-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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Here's my question: If someone has bought a house and is paying a mortgage on said house, and then decides to rent to people(w/o reporting to the state or anything). Said person is also a resident of the house. If said person has a verbal agreement with other tenants in house. What authority does said owner have? If you have verbal agreement and you pay rent and on time and said owner wants you out for personal reasons(conflict of personality) what authority does said owner have? If owner wants to kick you out and your verbal agreement for the year is not up yet. Can he legally call the cops and have you thrown out???
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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You should post this in the renting forum.

My thought is that if you are living in the house with the owner and you are not getting on, then you should move.
You knew the risk you were taking by moving in to an owner occupied house. Do the right thing and move out!

Next time get your own place, with a signed lease.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:43 PM
 
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Legally, they cannot kick you out if you have established residency...bills addressed there and such. But would you really stay if you weren't getting along? If you really are not getting along and its def not your fault, ask them to pay cover any costs you would have to foot to move.
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:39 PM
 
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Here's my question: If someone has bought a house and is paying a mortgage on said house, and then decides to rent to people(w/o reporting to the state or anything). Said person is also a resident of the house. If said person has a verbal agreement with other tenants in house. What authority does said owner have? If you have verbal agreement and you pay rent and on time and said owner wants you out for personal reasons(conflict of personality) what authority does said owner have? If owner wants to kick you out and your verbal agreement for the year is not up yet. Can he legally call the cops and have you thrown out???

The thing is i have another place all lined up. But before we stopped getting along in the verbal agreement he asked for 2 months notice if moving before the alotted year was up. So My new lease does not start until July.
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:25 PM
 
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The thing is i have another place all lined up. But before we stopped getting along in the verbal agreement he asked for 2 months notice if moving before the alotted year was up. So My new lease does not start until July.

When does the landlord want you out and why did you stop getting along?

I doubt you have any legal rights at all (although I am not sure). This is your landlord's primary residence and you have no lease. It doesn't sound like you have a leg to stand on.
Noone can force the owner of a primary residence to live with someone they don't want to live with - especially in the absence of a written agreement.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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This is Philly, Right? So philly rules apply in which case the answer is F'em. The reality is you should probably get out as soon as you can because it will only get worse and escalate. If the owner wants 2 months rent from you and there's no lease then F'em. Who cares, tell him the check is in the mail. What's he going to do? Landlords are nortoriously lazy and know that there isn't much they can do besides big empty threats.
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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When does the landlord want you out and why did you stop getting along?

I doubt you have any legal rights at all (although I am not sure). This is your landlord's primary residence and you have no lease. It doesn't sound like you have a leg to stand on.
Noone can force the owner of a primary residence to live with someone they don't want to live with - especially in the absence of a written agreement.
This is absolutely not true. I had a neighbor who wanted to kick her boyfriend out and the police said they could ask him to leave til each cooled off but if he had been living there for some time, which he had, that he had established residency and therefore could not just be kicked out...
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:56 PM
 
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This applies to private home owners with less than 3 " lodgers".

When you rent a room in the house where you live, you generally have the same responsibilities of any landlord. The person renting the room — called a lodger — also has similar rights as any other tenant. There are two significant exceptions. As the owner and occupier of the house, you are in overall control of the house and are permitted to enter all areas, including the lodger's room. Also, if you only have a single lodger, you can legally evict your lodger without having to go to court. So long as you give your lodger proper notice to vacate — and the time to leave has expired — the lodger can be removed for trespassing.

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Prepare a written notice to your lodger stating that he cannot continue renting the room in your house. Also state in the notice the deadline for him to vacate your house. This date must be equal to the time period between rental payments. For example, if the rent is paid every month, your lodger is entitled to a month's notice. If the rent is paid weekly, a week's notice will suffice. Sign and date the notice.


2
Give the notice to your lodger. You can hand it to him or attach it to the door of his room is he is not readily available.
3
Wait for the time period in the notice to expire. If your lodger has not vacated by the expiration date, you can call the police or sheriff and have the lodger removed as a trespasser.
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