I currently reside in Georgia, i signed a lease with my landlord in February. I moved in February 10 due to some

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Customer: Hello! I currently reside in Georgia, i signed a lease with my landlord in February. I moved in February 10 due to some renovations that was happening(no rent payment was made until March 1st per the agreement). Upon move in we were told that the counter-top was not finished as of yet, laundry wasnot setup for proper use, the gas stove was not ready to use as it had not been setup as of yet, and the current tenant was still living in the premises but everything would be fixed in a few days(which was fine at the time). The maintenance man was communicated with on February 21st about a plumbing issue (i.e. Backup flooding in the guest bathroom and kitchen). He came and helped remedy the situation by pouring liquid solutions down the toilet to help the drains (which helped temporarily) then we'd repeat the process. On February 29th i came home to flooding in the bathroom and kitchen, I communicated with the landlord via text message notifying her of the plumbing, laundry, stove and tenant issues. She responded by saying she wasn't aware the plumbing issue was ongoing (as maintenance told her the problem was fixed). On March 1st maintenance came to the property to reassess the issue and collect rent. After collecting rent he stated that the landlord is giving a 30 day notice unless an apology was given to her for the text message encounter on February 29th (which we refused). On March 5 an addendum was emailed requesting utilities be transferred to our name, late fee increase from $75 to $95 and a reduction in the time allowable for a late payment from 10 days to 3 days (we never signed). On March 10, the landlord had Rooter Plus! Service the septic and inspect the plumbing. Later that day the landlord stated that “the plumbing issue is more extensive than anticipated and the entire septic needs to be replaced” unless we could limit our water usage (which includes no laundry). On March 15, we received a text message from the landlord stating that we have 30 days to vacate the premises (as it was too expensive and lengthy of a process to fix the plumbing), she stated that no reimbursement of rent would be made and that we still needed to make a payment for April by the first. On March 24, the maintenance man manually turned off the gas (tampered with the meter causing a leak). March 25, the gas and water at the property were terminated and we received a threatening text stating that unless we come to our senses our electricity would be turned off next. That same day we transferred the electricity and water into our names however water services were re-established on 3/26/2020 and gas was transferred into our names on 3/26 but was not restored to the property until that Saturday March 28. On April 6 we received a text message letting us know that although a 30 day notice was given rent was still expected to be received and was now considered late. Then today April 28 we received an email stating that we have 3 days from the date of the notice (which is dated 3/27) to vacate the premises.
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Leigh, Expert

Hi there my name is*****'d like to try to help you if you still need assistance.

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OK give me a minute to review.

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Ok thank you
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Leigh, Expert

Sorry for the wait, ok before I even review the documents, you cannot be evicted without landlord following the actual eviction process, you need to have been given 10 day notice to quit, then they have to file for eviction at the magistrate.

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the letter I received today, I have 10 days from today before they can file anything with the courts?
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Leigh, Expert

So that is not enough what they just gave you. Your original lease with them when was it supposed to be up?

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It’s a month to month lease
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Leigh, Expert

Ok I was wondering. So they can still move to evict you, but they have to follow proper eviction procedure.

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I guess my question is: With a month to month lease am I in violation of my lease like they are claiming? Am i entitled to a standard 30-60 day notice? Can I refuse payment due to the maintenance of the property?
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With a month to month it's 30 day notice.

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Are we obligated to sign an addendum? Does her text message suffice as a 30 day notice?
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You are nOT obligated to sign an addendum, but if she gives you written notice that does suffice as 30 day notice. Then after that she has to give eviction notice, then file for eviction.

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the letter I received today, is that considered an eviction notice
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Leigh, Expert

No, you are NOT required to sign the addendum, but her text is considered 30 day notice since it's written.

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