<p>Here's the deal - short story:</p>
<p>21 yr old college student in Va was to move from one house to another on Sat Jul 31st. Same landlord, first lease ended midnight 7/31, new lease began 12:01 am 8/1.</p>
<p>On Sat afternoon - an hour or two after a discussion with me and her in person as to when she could move into the new house (initially was told she could take possession on noon Sat, then 1 pm then 5 pm)
the landlord called and told her it was over. He would not contract with her.<br>
She then had 8 hours to vacate the house and no place to go.
Fortunately she was able to stash her stuff and squat. After much hustling she has found a new place to live. whew.</p>
She and he signed the lease in May. Lease stipulates the landlord must give 7 days written notice for her to vacate the property. he obviously didn't give her notice in writing.
We attempted to contact him but he refused the phone calls. </p>
<p>She is in the process of contacting legal aid to get legal help on getting her deposit money back and possible damages (4 nights lodging).
She does not have a voided contract, is prepared to sign another lease tomorrow. I am nervous about her signing another lease without her old lease being voided.
Any input on this from legal minds??</p>