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I got the notice today but it’s not a legal document – he hasn’t filed anything with any court. Isn’t he obligated to do that before the 30 days legally go into effect? Also, since he posted it today, Mon , July 22nd. Sounds like what you're saying is that I am able to stay until Aug 31st?
What law would I reference when telling him about that? AND...
given the circumstances, I can’t take his word on faith that my security deposit will be returned (my last roommate did this). It is a full month’s rent and I am considering not paying August rent, but rather applying my deposit to that. I understand that isn’t what the deposit if for and I’m not supposed to use it that way, but the alternative is to go through the legal process of small claims court where I’ll end up with nothing anyway. He has no traceable income and putting a lean against his house doesn’t put the money back in my bank account. Would doing that give him cause to expedite my eviction?
Please forgive me if you've already gotten this response. The usually follow-up box didn't appear so I wasn't sure. My reply was:
Excellent! Thank you. So, just to clarify, if I do this he can legally put my stuff out on the curb September 1st, right?
Okay, I will. Thank you very much for your help!
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