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Re: What can they do to these people?

Posted by Ace on May 02, 2001 at 10:29:01:

In Reply to: What can they do to these people? posted by shirley on May 01, 2001 at 19:54:10:

If the owner gave them two months notice and the date to move is June 1, then that's the date. I wonder if the notice was in writing? In any case, LL could go and file a notice of eviction, which would not look good for your friend if she wants to find another place (she may need the LL's reference too!). Has she asked the LL for alternative housing or help in finding new housing? If the tenant has sent in writing that they are having trouble finding a place and could the time be extended to July with a little extra money added to the pot (or they could keep the security to cover the July rent with a little extra). There may be room for compromise. Since June seems so far away to your friend, there is technically still a full three weeks for her to find something, so perhaps she's not worried. Unless she expects others like you to "help" her out once the June 1 deadline approaches.

There's nothing wrong with being choosy -- tenants shouldn't just take the first thing they see, that's why we have a lot of people posting because they didn't look before they leapt. Between now and July I would keep away, don't be around and let her handle her business. When and if the dirt hits, you don't want to be around. Don't let her guilt you either.

: I have a friend who has lived in a 2 family house, a private house for about 14 years. They were given two months notice to leave by the owner because he wants the apt for his son to move in.

: My friend is having a hell of a time finding another apt (she is very choosy) and has the attitude that if she is not out by June 1st, big deal, there is nothing the owner can do but wait for her to leave.

: I highly doubt that but what exactly can the LL do if they are not out on the specified date? The owner is adamant that she has to be out but she's positive that there's nothing they can do.

: Thanks for any info.

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