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You can buy yourself a good bit of time You can basically ignore any verbal notices he gives you because they are basically meaningless....you have much more time before they can make you leave. Even though there is no lease and even though you pay no 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 pursuant to Va. Code Ann § 55-223. Then, if you do not leave, the law does not allow the owner 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, the owner cannot simply change the locks or throw your things out. Rather, what the owner has to do is to then deliver a 5-Day Notice to quit...which basically says you have 5 days to leave or face eviction. But, if you still have not left, the owner 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 owner have you evicted. That will buy you a good bit of time. If he takes any actions to force you out before that, call the police as it will be an illegal eviction and the police will prevent him from forcing you out without an eviction order issued by the court.
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