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Hi Tina. You are correct in that you are considered an "at will" tenant which is treated as a month to month tenancy. As such, under Nebraska law, he must give you at least 30 days written notice to terminate. Then, if you don't leave, the law does not allow him 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, he cannot simply change the locks or throw your things out. Rather, what he has to do is to first deliver a 3-Day Notice to quit...which basically says you have 3 days to leave or face eviction. But, if you still don't leave, he 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 the landlord have the tenant evicted. In the meantime, as a tenant, you are entitled to the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of your rental premises; and if harasses you resulting in you not being entitled to the full benefit of your rental bargain, then he's the party in default and he's not going to be able to charge you rent when he's depriving you of the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of the premises for which you are being charged.
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