Q: We are in WI. We are month to month lease. Landlord told us on 10/1/20 that we must move 11/1/20.
We have always paid rent on time. He is requiring us to move because he had to sell his primary residence. He has been unemployed and cannot afford his payment. He said he has to move back in here and we must move out. We have been unable to find a new place and are looking at being homeless. Can he do this under the CDC moritorium?
A: Yes, he can. The CDC moratorium only applies to a landlord evicting a tenant due to the tenant's failure to pay rent if the tenant can prove certain things, including that the tenant's inability to pay rent arose from COVID-19 and the tenant has attempted to obtain money to pay the rent. A landlord can proceed to terminate a tenancy for reasons unrelated to the tenant's failure to pay rent.
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