Refused to sign a new lease
If the new lease is materially the same (you don’t lose any services or pay more) as your old lease AND you are refusing to sign it, then this is a valid Just Cause reason for eviction. You can try to negotiate with your landlord for more time or even money to move if you are willing to your 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 your new lease is different from the old one AND you don’t want to sign it, then this is NOT a valid reason for eviction and you will need to 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.