Owner wants to move back into the unit
Owner wants to move BACK into the unit
- the landlord wants to move back in AND
- you agreed in the lease or other written communication that the landlord could move back into the unit after at a certain period AND
- the owner lived in the unit before as their main residence,
then this is a valid reason for eviction.
You can try to negotiate with your landlord for more time or even money to move if you are willing to move out without conflict on the agreed-on date. It may be best to have a lawyer help you make the agreement, especially if it involves a buy-out. Get legal help here or join us at a Tenants Rights Workshop to connect to other tenants fighting eviction.
However, if the landlord wants to move back in BUT you did NOT agree in the lease or other written communication OR the landlord did NOT live in the unit before, then this is NOT a valid reason for eviction. You can write a letter to your landlord stating that the notice is not valid. Send your landlord the signed and dated letter via certified mail and keep a copy.