Who really has more power when a lease isn’t signed and there’s no written agreement? I know a lot of cheap rentals off craigslist do this (especially in shared living accommodations). Hypothetically if someone can prove they have been living there, and the landlord wants them out, wouldn’t it be hard for the landlord to evict them since technically it was never agreed on what conditions the agreement could end? Or hypothetically the landlord can’t prove the occupant lives there?
Wouldn't it be hard to kick someone out who never signed a lease?
wouldn’t it be hard for the landlord to evict them since technically it was never agreed on what conditions the agreement could end?
Section 52 of the Residential Tenancy Act lists the conditions the landlord needs to meet for his notice to end tenancy to be effective, as this is a prerequisite toward obtaining an order of possession. See section 55(2)(b).