Long-term or formal leases do not always work for all situations, so state laws allow landlords and tenants to enter into alternative agreements such as renting a room in a house without a lease. These unwritten agreements cannot impose a lease agreement of more than one year on either party, but they can be renewed permanently so that the agreement can last more than a year if both parties are satisfied with the agreement. However, as there is no written lease, it can be difficult for each party to implement the agreement in the event of a problem. It is very common for landlords to harass tenants if they want them to move so that they can charge a new tenant a higher rent. Even if you have an oral lease, you still have rights. Harassment of tenants is illegal. You will find information on the rights and obligations of private tenants and landlords in our advice on renting by a private landlord. It is more difficult to prove what has been agreed if not written. This is because often there is no evidence of what has been agreed or that a particular problem that has not been covered by the agreement may have occurred. Perhaps you can also prove what was agreed in another way, for example with emails or text messages.
Hello, I`m renting a condo in front of the council in a downtown that`s dying on my feet. I do not have a written agreement or an oral agreement. I have some rent arrears, I contacted the council to see if they would reduce the rent to help me temporarily in my situation and they just said “no”. Close in 12 months Weekly stores, and the city council saw fit to bring 8 hairdressers into our small town. I have a hairdresser myself and the board put one right next to me. I don`t earn much a few weeks, I have to put my salary to pay the rent. Arrears are what keeps me from leaving because I have a mortgage, I don`t want them to take it away from me, because I`ve worked hard, and it`s my kids if something happens to me. Please, if anyone can give me advice, I would be very grateful b your landlord can only charge you if they gave you their name and address – regardless of whether or not you have a written lease. Your right or the right of your landlord to terminate a lease and your right to stay and be safe from eviction depend on the type of lease you have. If you are the roommate of another tenant and not the tenant of the landlord, your legal rights may differ. Like landlords and tenants, roommates are not required to enter into formal written agreements.
Roommates who have a verbal agreement on how to distribute rent, utilities and other invoices are an oral contract that could be enforceable in court if a roommate violates its terms and conditions. For example, if a roommate moves and holds the other one responsible for all the bills, the one who stayed could sue the abandoned one, probably in court for small claims in the area, although it can be difficult to prove these cases in court and recover the money owed. HI My parents rent real estate by private owners in the last 2moths You will see the lease in the property for 6moths. The landlord then gives the keys and said you can move in today, so they pay him the rent and the deposit and they get no proof that they paid. Anyway, they now live there 3moths and the owner does not want them to give the signed lease, my parents are getting very uncomfortable because they are now afraid of having to leave one day and they were right, if we call him every day about it, he keeps calling him, you don`t need it and today he sends a letter “Leave on January because am happy not about that you want the agreement” Any advance please?? I am a GDL student (recently graduated) who recently left my apartment because of the rental (respect the 30-day deadline, etc.).