A lease is a contract between you and a landlord. This article was written to raise awareness of the topics it discusses, and it cannot be updated after it was first written, even if the law changes. It is not intended as legal advice and cannot be used as such. Helix Law is not responsible or liable for any acts taken or not taken under this article. If you think that the issues outlined are relevant to you and would like to apply them to your particular circumstances, we will give you a free initial telephone consultation. Can my landlord evict me without a written contract/lease? In short, yes. Since an oral contract is legally binding and creates a legitimate lease, the legal rights of both the landlord and tenant apply under the Housing Act, including the right of owners to repossess their property. How to terminate/terminate a rental agreement without a written contract To terminate EACH rental agreement, correct and regular legal procedures must be followed. In my friend`s case, you can`t just tell her to leave with a 4-day deadline in the middle of the agreed fixed period just because there is no written lease. However, it is a bit difficult to prove when is the agreed end date of the lease. In any case, the tenant is entitled to at least 2 months` notice (i.e.
a legal right) for the duration of the notice period, which must be served with notice under Article 21. The only way to “get out” my friend or another tenant from a rental agreement during the term of the rental agreement is if the landlord has reasons to evacuate (for example.B. rent arrears), in which case the tenant must be notified of a notice under section 8. If you want to look at all the ways to terminate a rental agreement, whether you have a written or oral agreement, here you will find a list of possibilities to properly terminate a lease. If you`re a landlord who wants help evacuating a tenant and doesn`t have a written rental agreement, you can go through here for free legal advice for landlords. No conditions. Why oral leases are not recommended As well as “oral agreements” are legally binding, it is nevertheless recommended to always have a written lease agreement. First of all, and honestly, a landlord or tenant who doesn`t have a written contract is a complete contract for brains.