By Stevarious - 10/07/2015 15:49 - United States - Sacramento

Today, I was finally starting to relax after a stressful and expensive move, where I had to give up half my belongings and furniture, as well as my cat. All the stress came rushing back as my new landlord told me that he's selling the building and I've got 30 days to vacate. FML
I agree, your life sucks 28 323
You deserved it 2 259

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Whut! I'm no legal expert, but wouldn't that be breach of contract?

YDI, a cat is a fuzzy friend, a new place to live isn't worth giving that up.


Whut! I'm no legal expert, but wouldn't that be breach of contract?

That depends on what is actually written in the contract.

Only if OP has a lease.

Not necessarily, OP might be on a 30 day lease or might not have a signed lease at all.

The building can change ownership, and if there is a lease that overlaps that, it must be legally honored until expiration by the new owner as well.

YDI, a cat is a fuzzy friend, a new place to live isn't worth giving that up.

Can't tell if serious

He's rarely ever serious. If he is, he gets downvoted to hell.

I don't know if he's serious or not, but I'm going to agree anyway. I wouldn't give up my cats for a new home.

Agreed. You can get an emotional support license for your pet so you can travel and go anywhere with your pet without being denied

I don't fuck around when it comes to cats.

It's not because the cat can't move but because in most cases the cat will go back to its old house. We dropped our cat at our grandparents house so they would have somewhere to be while we weren't home. First year was fine, but the next one of them didn't want to be there and she spent two months finding her way back home. It's a 30 minutes walk from our house. Cats don't move as easily as dogs, amd I do not recommend getting a cat unless you're planning on living in that house/apartment for the rest of that cats life.

#28 I've owned cats my whole life, and moved with multiple cats more then once. I've never had an issue. Just like any other animal, including humans, it depends on the cat and their personality and preference

Seriously? No. Stop. Your opinion is ridiculous!

Everyone seems to be overlooking some potential key factors: maybe the landlord had a no pets policy, and maybe the place was the only place OP could find that was both affordable and in an ideal location for him

Fuck that noise. When you adopt a pet of any kind, you are putting another life in your hands. You make sacrifices for that animal regardless of the circumstances because it depends on you. If you're not willing to do that, don't have a pet.

That's not a good idea. People who actually need that license can end up getting denied because everyone else abuses it. The people giving out the license might just think that someone who actually needs it might just be looking for a way to take their pet everywhere.

#27 It's always a good thing to stay monogamous.

Totally agree with you, #2 (:

100% agree #2! I trucked 3 cats and a dog half way across the US and then paid a $1500 security deposit for the little monsters. Pets are family!

you wouldn't give up your children if your new place didn't accept children, you would find a new place and make sacrifices even if it inconveniences you. so why don't you do that for your pets? my pet's are like family and I already made it clear that I'd rather live in a tent with my cats in the woods than to give them up. no pets policy is just an excuse. our pet's whole lives revolve around us. they need you and it's a dick move to just leave your animal behind. it will wonder where you have gone and wonders why you abandoned them. there will always be places that accepts pets. you just gotta look.

this could be a situation where the move wasn't an option and that it could have been a matter of give cat up or go homeless. it clearly was a rushed or arduous thing based on them getting rid of half their stuff.

We had to give up our cat to move into our new house. I'm sorry, Cuddles.

Cats are fuzzy friends until they want something. Then you need a new arm, an eye patch, and a couple organ transplants

ThatOneChick856 36

Unfortunately, there's really nothing you can do since it sounds like he gave you the legal time-period of notice (I don't know California's state laws but I assume 30 days is the minimum time). However, what an absolute dick move on his part! Edit: Thanks to a comment above, I realized that it could be illegal for him to do this if your contract explicitly states that you have the right to live in that apartment for more than the 30 days he's given you. Check the contract!

leogachi 15

Sixty days is the minimum time. Of course, that may just be the county I live in.

60 days if you're under a lease with a set term (as opposed to a month-to-month tenancy) OR you've been there > 1 year. Otherwise it's 30. So, if the OP signed a rental agreement that included no particular lease term or end date, this COULD be legal. Some cities and counties require longer periods, or a particular legal "just cause" for eviction, but that protection isn't statewide. The California Department of Consumer Affairs has quite a bit of information on this.

ThatOneChick856 36

#6 and #9- Thanks for telling me! It just seemed like the 30 days was the most common legal eviction notice. I didn't realize that some places required a lengthier one!

That's so terrible! Maybe since your moving out you can somehow get your cat back. Try to focus on positive things even though it's hard :)

He probably should have been obligated to tell you that before you signed a contract... Or maybe it was in the contract. Hope you read it.

Yup. *If* the landlord knew the property was for sale and intended to order the tenant to vacate when the lease was signed, that becomes a "material fact".

Good luck finding a new place op

AChaoticFray 25

That's awful:( but you probably won't want him as your Landlord anyway

Can you move back?

This happened to me a month ago! Lived in Washington for two months then the landlord decides to sell the house. Now here I am in BFE Michigan living in a camper trailer on a friend's property.

i would get my money back. he shouldnt be looking for new tenants if he planned on selling the building. thats so messed up.