Question: Can my landlord evict me for any reason at all?
If you have a long-term lease, your landlord cannot evict you during the lease term unless you violate one of the lease provisions, such as failing to pay your rent. With a month-to-month lease, your landlord, in general, simply needs to give you 30 days’ notice and, in most cities, does not have to give a reason.
There are, however, exceptions. For example, your landlord cannot discriminate against you based on your age or various other personal characteristics.
If, however, you fail to pay rent, or you destroy or severely damage the property, use it for unlawful purposes (selling drugs), substantially interfere with the rights of other tenants or violate any other provision in the lease agreement, you could receive a written notice to move out.
October 04, 2006