Q: We received a vacate notice from our landlord even though we have faithfully paid rent despite his failure to do repairs
We have been told to vacate our rental within 30 days. We were notified shortly after an ongoing plumbing issue was addressed. We have faithfully paid rent despite the repairs our landlord had failed to do, minus the one my husband did because of the fire hazard and lack of smoke detectors. We do have photos of the repairs that are needed but have been ignored. He did increase rent by $150 despite failing to do any repairs, and we paid the increased rent.
We have not seen our landlord since 2020, and before that back in 2015.
We have been looking for another place but nothing is available until late July or August.
Can we legally extend our stay or must we vacate?
A: It depends in large part on the terms of your lease agreement. If your lease is up and the lease only requires your landlord to now give 30 days notice to vacate, it may be within the property owner's rights to ask you to leave in accordance with the terms of the lease. You would need to review your lease with an attorney to determine the best options in your specific situation.
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