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***** ***** I'm trying to determine the difference between a written "agreement" and a written "proposal".

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Oh boy. It's complicated. Basically I had a written agreeement with some folks who were going to rent my property from May 21, 2015 to December 31, 2015. The have given me a proposal to stay on my property from now until the end of April. They just gave me 90 days notice. However, I never agreed to this extension and they have no written rent or lease agreement. Can I move them out?

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Good afternoon. A written agreement, is exactly that. An agreement by the parties, with the terms and conditions stated within and it is signed and executed by the parties, to evidence that they both agree. A written proposal is merely an offer. It is an intent to enter into an agreement and does not become binding until accepted and signed. If you had an agreement with them and it expired on December 31,2015, then it would be over. If they stayed thereafter, then it would be a month to month lease agreement. If you never accepted the proposal to allow them to stay until the end of April, they would be considered month to month tenants. As such, they likely do not need to give you a 90 day notice since you never agreed and unless they can show you accepted this proposal, you could ask them to vacate sooner, depending on the State where the property is located in.

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