By Stevarious - 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
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  KawaiiPinkie  |  11

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.

  texaskitty86  |  25

#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

  DoomSkuller  |  28

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

  MrConcise  |  34

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.

  Lizza330  |  28

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.

  Catdragon  |  40

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.

  Jirekianu2  |  19

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.

By  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!

By  Angsty_Armadillo  |  25

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.