I recently rented a bedroom from a home owner in California. We communicated through emails, so the agreement was also in the emails. Since she didn't sign a lease, she emailed that I have the freedom to leave anytime I want.
After I moved in, I realized she was treating me in inhumane ways, i.e. since my room is isolated from the main house, she didn't provide central heating like she promised. There are other crazy acts she did to me.
Also, after I moved in, she requested a bunch of my private sensitive info saying that's the usual rental process. Since she has been acting out of the line more and more and seems mental, I emailed her back and said I'd provide all the legal info necessary if she signs a rental lease, which will protect both sides. Then she exploded and wanted me to move out.
Now, here is my question: I already moved in for a few days, and we have email agreements about the rental. Are these enough to establish landlord-tenant relationship?
p.s. I'm concerned she might throw away my personal belongings when I go out. What should I do?