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You can ignore her demand to leave immediately and if she tries to force this, call the police! You have plenty of time. When there is no lease and whether or not you pay rent, you are considered an "at will" tenant, which is treated legally as a month to month tenant. As such, you must be given at least 30 days written notice to terminate your tenancy. Then, if you do not leave, the law does not allow your daughter to forcibly evict you without obtaining an eviction order from a court. What that means is that if termination date comes and you do not move out, she cannot simply change the locks or throw your things out. Rather, what she has to do under PA law is to then deliver a 15-Day Notice to quit...which basically says you have an additional 15 days to leave or face eviction. But, if you still have not left, your daughter must then file an unlawful detainer petition with the court for an eviction order. Depending upon the court's docket, it can take anywhere from about 15 days to a couple of months to get a hearing. Only when a judge has issued the eviction order can your daughter have you evicted. That will buy you a good bit of time.
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