Landlord-Tenant

Ask a landlord-tenant lawyer and get answers ASAP

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

Landlord gave an elderly disabled lady an eviction notice…

Landlord gave an elderly...

Landlord gave an elderly disabled lady an eviction notice due to the owner having no insurance or liability on the place. Withen the last year or so the son got the property from his parents a year or so ago. The disabled lady has been in the home for ten years or so taking care of the property and has a caregiver who also lives on the property in a trailer is evicted. The son's mother lives in a separate house on property has dementia and her neice who takes care of the owners mother, both can stay in their house and there is no insurance or liability in the house they stay in. What rights does my friend have as to not get e icted or what can she do. It's not right or fair.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Washington State. The owner lives in California.

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

Yes. A twenty day notice to terminate residency. An attorney sent it to her. It was hand delivered by a man on the eighth and termination to be out is on the31st of December.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

She has never had a lease in ten years living on property and given a rental agreement a month ago to fill out and had her put her vehicle plate number and make and model on the rental agreement.

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Landlord-Tenant Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
My friend said signed property over to her son to stop creditors from taking the property in the last year.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
She has been caretaker of the property for ten years by herself before anyone else moved on to it. Even before the son's mother who was owner at the time. Paid the owners mail box sent her mail to Alaska where previous owner lived at the time. Evicted people out of house because of drugs. Repaired roofs, demossed them. All with using her own money and not reimbursed. All this for at least ten years prior to anyone else living on property. The previous owner, the son's mother had asked her to move on the property over ten years ago to watch the property as to which she did instead of moving somewhere else and watching it.
Answered in 26 minutes by:
12/10/2017
barristerinky
barristerinky, Attorney
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Satisfied Customers: 42,541
Experience: Attorney over 17 years, landlord 26 years
Verified

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

.

Unfortunately, if the son is now the legal owner of the property, and the tenant is not under a fixed term lease, then the son, who is now legally the landlord, can terminate the tenancy regardless of how long the tenant has lived there even if she has a disability.

.

Under WA law, a landlord can terminate any month to month tenancy with a written 20 day notice delivered to the tenant. The law does not require the landlord to provide any reason.

.

If the tenant doesn't vacate within that 20 days, then the landlord would have to file a formal eviction action in court to get a judgment and a writ of possession that the sheriff would then execute to force the tenant to leave. That takes about a month after the 20 day notice expires.

.

So while it may be unfair and unjust for the landlord to terminate her tenancy and evict, legally they can do so because a month to month tenant doesn't gain any rights to remain on the property unless they have a written fixed term lease..

.

I am very sorry that I don’t have better news, but please understand that I do have an ethical and professional obligation to provide customers with legally correct answers based on my knowledge and experience, even when I know the answer doesn’t make the customer happy...

.

.

Barrister

Ask Your Own Landlord-Tenant Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you so much for your help.

You are very welcome. Glad to help any time even though the news was kind of lousy..

.

It was my pleasure to work with you and help with your question. If you ever need me in the future, you can post a new question with "For Barrister" in the title and the JustAnswer employees will get it to me.

.

If you feel I have answered all your questions, I would very much appreciate a 5 star rating by clicking on the rating scale on your screen as that is the only way I receive credit for my work.

.

.

Thanks much

Barrister

Ask Your Own Landlord-Tenant Question

Did you have any further questions I can help with?

.

.

thanks

Barrister

Ask Your Own Landlord-Tenant Question

Hello again,

.

I just wanted to touch base with you and check in.

.

Did you have any further questions I can help with?

.

.

Thanks much

Barrister

barristerinky
barristerinky, Attorney
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Satisfied Customers: 42,541
Experience: Attorney over 17 years, landlord 26 years
Verified
barristerinky and 87 other Landlord-Tenant Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a lawyerLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask barristerinky Your Own Question
barristerinky
barristerinky
barristerinky, Attorney
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Satisfied Customers: 42,541
42,541 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Attorney over 17 years, landlord 26 years

barristerinky is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Thomas McJD

Thomas McJD

Lawyer

46 satisfied customers

Landlord-Tenant Law Expert

LegalWiseNC

LegalWiseNC

Attorney

0 satisfied customers

Licensed Attorney in North Carolina.

barristerinky

barristerinky

Attorney

42,541 satisfied customers

Attorney over 17 years, landlord 26 years

Infolawyer

Infolawyer

Attorney

2,264 satisfied customers

Experience representing landlords and tenants.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Dimitry K., Esq.

Attorney

1,379 satisfied customers

Licensed in multiple jurisdictions. Experienced Landlord-Tenant attorney.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

1,295 satisfied customers

Attorney

LawTalk

LawTalk

Attorney

1,055 satisfied customers

I have handled Real Estate and Landlord Tenant matters for more than two decades.

< Previous | Next >

Related Landlord-Tenant Questions
I have a live in girlfriend that gets mail at my house and
I have a live in girlfriend that gets mail at my house and we broke up how do I evicted her for my house it's in summer county Tennessee … read more
barristerinky
barristerinky
Attorney
42,541 satisfied customers
Landlord Tenant Lawyer, I need your advise on how to proceed
Hi Landlord Tenant Lawyer,I need your advise on how to proceed with my current situation with a Tenant. 1. I am the Landlord for a townhouse property in Exton, PA 2. I leased it out to 3 adults Lady +… read more
Andrew
Andrew
Attorney
Juris Doctorate
360 satisfied customers
Living in shared household, 2 renters recently evicted. I
Living in shared household, 2 renters recently evicted. I assisted owner on his evictions he hired lawyer. One renter since 2013, had roommate relationship but was very mad at me prior to leaving this… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
8,246 satisfied customers
I'm a tenant in a house. This house was damaged and the
Hi, I'm a tenant in a house. This house was damaged and the agreement was if we fix it up and pay cost to have it fixed it will be taken off rent. We started fixing it up in April and moved in in May.… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,553 satisfied customers
Living in Ft Lauderdale. I have a tenant in my house in
My name is ***** ***** in Ft Lauderdale. I have a tenant in my house in Brevard county will not pay her rent on time. She is not the orginal leasee, the original person who lease my house moved them i… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,553 satisfied customers
Its a pretty story but the short version is that I live with
Its a pretty long story but the short version is that I live with my boyfriends mother & she's rented the place where we live for 10 years...she's 64 & disabled & she's been having a lot of health pro… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
30,553 satisfied customers
There. my question is daughter. she is the caregiver
Hi there. my question is for my daughter. she is the caregiver for her paternal grandmother and has been living next door to her for 7+ years. My daughter's uncle (living in AZ) is threatening her wit… read more
Roger
Roger
Litigation Attorney
Doctoral Degree
26,935 satisfied customers
My son and I have a home, my son had s daughter in law move
My son and I have a home, my son had his daughter in law move into the house without telling me, there was no rental agreement I don't even know if she pays rent. Can I evict her from the house? I wou… read more
barristerinky
barristerinky
Attorney
42,541 satisfied customers
We moved into my mothers home per her request due to her not
We moved into my mothers home per her request due to her not being able to afford the home and she fied bankruptcy. We had a house fire and now have been displaced however now that money may ve coming… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
My fiance' owns a home. Her 27 yr old son lost his job and
my fiance' owns a home. Her 27 yr old son lost his job and asked to move into her home. She agreed to a 2 month period to allow him to find employment and his own place to live. It has now been 4 mont… read more
Christopher B, Esq
Christopher B, Esq
Attorney
Juris Doctor
1,858 satisfied customers
My son and I jointly own a home in Glendale, Arizona. Five
My son and I jointly own a home in Glendale, Arizona. Five or six months ago a young lady was allowed to move in with him as a favor, while she got a job and got on her feet. She has not paid rent and… read more
barristerinky
barristerinky
Attorney
42,541 satisfied customers
My father recently turned his rentals over to me to deal with.
My father recently turned his rentals over to me to deal with. One of them, the tenant whom we rented the house to, moved 200 miles away with her grandkids and left her drug addict daughter at the hou… read more
FraudExaminerNate
FraudExaminerNate
Managing Member
Juris Doctor
286 satisfied customers
My neice has lived with her boyfriend in one of his Mothers
My neice has lived with her boyfriend in one of his Mothers houses for the last 6 months with no rental lease or contract. She has a 6 year old son from another guy who also lives there. This guy goes… read more
Dimitry K., Esq.
Dimitry K., Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
1,379 satisfied customers
I have a rental in San Joaquin County right next to my home,
I have a rental in San Joaquin County, California, right next to my home, rented to my son who allowed his son and his wife and daughter to move in, and he stays (doesn't rent where he stays)elsewhere… read more
lucy7368
lucy7368
Juris Doctor
763 satisfied customers
My son was renting a small apartment in Pismo Beach Ca. It
My son was renting a small apartment in Pismo Beach Ca. It was a month-to-month rental agreement. A larger unit became available and he requested the larger unit, which the landlord agreed to. However… read more
FraudExaminerNate
FraudExaminerNate
Managing Member
Juris Doctor
286 satisfied customers
California. I own 1 acre and built my parents a house on my
California. I own 1 acre and built my parents a house on my 1 acre. The house is 1600 sq. ft. It was built legally with all plans and permits and inspections. I did this to help them with their retire… read more
barristerinky
barristerinky
Attorney
42,541 satisfied customers
I live at Hampton Beach NH in Sep 2010 signed year round lease
I live at Hampton Beach NH in Sep 2010 signed year round lease set at $1250.00 per month. In Sep 2011 when asked to renew my lease landlord said don't worry you are a great tenant you can stay as long… read more
barristerinky
barristerinky
Attorney
42,541 satisfied customers
There has been a lady living in my house for 7-8 years without
There has been a lady living in my house for 7-8 years without a written rental agreement or paying rent. I was not aware that I owned the house and the verbal agreement with my brother was that she w… read more
Infolawyer
Infolawyer
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
2,264 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x