Yes, an oral contract may be binding in some cases…. but not with a FORMER owner if you rent a rental contract written for your property Hello I rent a council condo in a downtown that dies on its feet. I do not have a written agreement or an oral agreement. I have some rent arrears, I contacted the council to see if they would reduce the rent to help me temporarily in my situation and they just said “no”. Close in 12 months Weekly stores, and the city council saw fit to bring 8 hairdressers into our small town. I have a hairdresser myself and the board put one right next to me. I don`t earn much a few weeks, I have to put my salary to pay the rent. Arrears are what keeps me from leaving because I have a mortgage, I don`t want them to take it away from me, because I`ve worked hard, and it`s my kids if something happens to me. Please, if anyone can give me advice, I would be b very grateful x In retrospect I know it should have been written, but it was an oral agreement, should I move today (the last day) or do I have to be informed 30 days in advance, provided I pay next month`s rent? HI My parents rent real estate by private owners in the last 2moths You will see the lease in the property for 6moths. The landlord then gives the keys and said you can move in today, so they pay him the rent and the deposit and they get no proof that they paid. Anyway, they now live there 3moths and the owner does not want them to give the signed lease, my parents are getting very uncomfortable because they are now afraid of having to leave one day and they were right, if we call him every day about it, he keeps calling him, you don`t need it and today he sends a letter “Leave on January because am happy not about that you want the agreement” Any advance please?? An agreement still exists if there is only an oral agreement between the tenant and the landlord. For example, at the beginning of the lease, you could know what the rent would be and when it would be paid, whether it contained fuel and bills such as water charges and who could stay in the property. Once a landlord has accepted the rent by a tenant, a prior oral agreement now becomes a legal agreement.
Whether you choose an oral or written rental agreement is often a matter of personal preference for both you and your landlord. However, be aware that an oral lease can make you vulnerable and can generally be interpreted in accordance with the law. Most landlords prefer a written lease signed for security, especially if they have multiple rents and have to follow different tenant agreements. Even if “verbal agreements” are legally binding, it is recommended that you always have a written lease. How can I dislodge a tenant without a lease? It also holds me goods that belong to me. Good morning! My friend and I rented a room, not a written contract, and we`ve been there for a few months. When we left the owner, he did not return the deposit, and he still hesitates on the pretext that he has no money, there is anyway that I can claim it? My friend was unemployed and we always paid the rent every month on time, we left the premises to pay the deposit elsewhere and after more than a month, the landlord still does not return the deposit. However, if a tenant is in an oral rental agreement, they should consider a rental booklet that they wish to sign when renting. The tenant can also ask the landlord to send him a written statement of the conditions. If the tenant asks the landlord for an explanation of the conditions, this should be done within 28 days. Since an oral contract is legally binding and creates a legal tenancy agreement, the legal rights of the landlord and tenant apply under the Housing Act, which includes the right of landlords to recover their property.
It doesn`t matter what the tenant said.