Q: Can my daughters landlord give her a verbal 14 day notice to move?
After they gave a 14 day verbal I let them know that I will look into renter's rights. They went to her 2 days later and said a utility will be disconnected in 3 days ( they are in the landlords name because they claim the property as their primary residence even though my daughter has rented from them for almost 5 years)
A: If landlord does not follow the proper eviction procedure, tenant can sue landlord for wrongful eviction. If landlord turns off the water, tenant can report that to the local building dept., which might order landlord to turn it back on. If landlord files an eviction, that is a permanent court record -- but even if it gets dismissed, it can make it difficult for tenant to rent from a landlord who checks the records. So tenant should try to work it out with landlord to avoid an eviction filing.
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