If my landlord advised me that I had to vacate the premises, don’t I have to be given at least 60 days notice?

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If my landlord advised me that I had to vacate the premises, don’t I have to be given at least 60 days notice?

I was told to be out in a month. We do not have a lease and haven’t for 2 years. We were under the assumption per verbal agreement we were purchasing the place. What are the laws on this?

Asked on June 30, 2015 under Real Estate Law, Georgia

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

1) If you do not have a written lease, you are a month-to-month tenant on an oral (also called "verbal," though "oral" is the correct term) lease. As the name "month-to-month" implies, either you or the landlord can terminate the lease on a month's notice, not 60 days.

2)  Under what's called the "statute of frauds" in your state, any contract for the purchase or sale of real estate must be in writing. An oral or verbal agreement to buy real estate is not enforceable.


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