DRUM - - Advice -

I have been rent­ing a house since March 2017. Last week the land­lord un­ex­pect­edly sent me a Whats­App mes­sage de­mand­ing I move out The land­lord has breached the law by giv­ing you an im­me­di­ate no­tice to va­cate the house. He needs to give you no­tice as per your lease agree­ment.

If the lease agree­ment is silent on when you can va­cate, you have an op­tion of stay­ing un­til the lease agree­ment comes to an end or re­quest that you be given a rea­son­able time pe­riod to look for an al­ter­na­tive place to stay.

You don’t have to move out and if the land­lord sends you ha­rass­ing mes­sages, you can get a pro­tec­tion or­der against them.

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