The l rd gave me eviction notice cause my husband just passed and said i wasn`t on lease we lived together for 10yrs

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Customer: the l rd gave me eviction notice cause my husband just passed and said i wasn`t on lease we lived together for 10yrs there never was a lease or rent receipt always demanded cash for rent can he do this to me
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: in edmonton,alberta CANADA
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: BEEN there 5 yrs no lease ever signed or made
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: there isonly one thermosstat n they always requested cash for rent n never no reciept
Answered by Debra in 13 hours 2 years ago
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Debra, Expert

Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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Debra, Expert

I am sorry to hear this.

I am sorry for your loss.

What do you mean when you say there was no lease but also that you were not on the lease?

Customer
there was no lease for us to be on we never had one
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Debra, Expert

So why would the landlord say your spouse was the tenant and not you?

Customer
hes being difficult I was the original one who met n paid him rent n damage he knows we both lived here for 5 yrs now he just being stupid coming down swearing at my family that's here supporting me till funeral tomorrow n just swearing n i thought my common law owed him 300 on Nov rent so I paid it n i seen his notes n it was only 100 he didn't not return the money or even mention it
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Debra, Expert

Well he cannot evict you. He needs grounds and he doesn't have any. The death of spouse is not grounds for eviction. I cannot think of a more heartless.

So don't move out. He can apply for an eviction order but he won't get it and while you are fight that you can ask for an order that he refund the $200.

Does that help?

I am going to bed but I will check back in the morning.

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that's what I figured thanks if I have any more questions I will ask ty
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You are very welcome.

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Thanks and take good care.

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Thanks

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