What are our options and rights if after 13 years of renting our house without a lease, our landlord wants us to signone or move out?

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What are our options and rights if after 13 years of renting our house without a lease, our landlord wants us to signone or move out?

Asked on March 13, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If presently you do not have a written lease, you are a month to month tenant on an oral lease. That means that either you or the landlord may terminate the tenancy on 30 days' notice. Your landlord therefore has the right to give you 30 days notice that your current tenancy is being terminated and that if you want to stay, you would have to sign a written lease. The fact that you have lived there without a lease for 13 years, unfortunately, has no legal effect.


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