Q: we are on a month-to-month lease and got a non-renewal notice to leave in 30 days. Can I fight this since I am pregnant?
Our lease ended a couple months ago and fell into a month-to-month basis. We just received a non-renewal notice without explanation and have 30 days to leave. I have two kids and I’m pregnant now. Can I fight for more time to find a new home because of my pregnancy even though we are no longer on a lease?
A: Pregnancy does not provide any legal right to stay beyond the expiration or termination of the lease. You can try to negotiate with the landlord about it, but if the landlord does not allow you to stay, landlord can file an eviction. An eviction is a permanent public record that can make it difficult for you to rent from a landlord who checks the records, so work with landlord to avoid that. Because of the virus, some evictions have been put on hold by law or by court action. Contact your local court to ask about that or use the Find a Lawyer tab to consult a local attorney.
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