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Did you live there full time or as his caregiver were you considered to not be a resident or guest according to the lease?
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Unfortunately, if you were not on the lease, once the right of your partner has been extinguished, you no longer have rights to the apartment and the lease does not apply to you. As you have lived there longer than 30 days you would not be considered a guest but would be a roommate. A roommate has rights but not as much as a tenant or subtenant. If you did not have a written agreement with the named tenant, you are a month-to-month roommate. As a month-to-month roommate, you have to be given 30 day notice at any point, and the lesse can be terminated. If you do not leave, you can be legally evicted.
If the landlord accepts rent from you, you can continue to stay as long as this is the case and will continue to be a month to month tenant. Unfortunately there is not much you can do here as you are not considered a spouse or a relative. This seems like an unfair result. The promises of the landlord are not binding and if you are not on the lease or a subtenant your rights are not strong.
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