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Question: I live in a apartment under my moms name and she is getting help. From a government program to pay her rent. On the lease she agreed if anything we're to happen to her like if she dies i have x amount of days to move out. Well yesterday the manager said i will have 5 days After her death to move out. She is now on hospice and can go any day. I have no where to go. Can i still stay here legally for 3 months like any other eveiction??

Answer: The rental agreement between the landlord and the tenant usually determines what the rights and responsibilities of the landlord and the tenant are. If a written rental agreement exists that specifies what will happen upon the death of the primary tenant, then it is possible that a court would uphold that provision. However, if you are concerned that the primary tenant may pass at any time, you may wish to discuss your situation with an attorney. There are links to free and low-cost legal services on this website (at http://www.azlawhelp.org/accessToJustice).

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  • I live in a apartment under my moms name and she is getting help. From a government program to pay her rent. On the lease she agreed if anything we're to happen to her like if she dies i have x amount of days to move out. Well yesterday the manager said i will have 5 days After her death to move out. She is now on hospice and can go any day. I have no where to go. Can i still stay here legally for 3 months like any other eveiction??

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