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My wife has run a business for almost two years out of the same location. The first year, she had a one year lease with the owner. It is know under a month to month rental.

Over the last few months, some promblems have occured in the rental unit, to include plumbing, heating and roof leaks. My wife has kept the owner abreast of the promblems.

Recently, there was a sewer backup that caused some damage. The landlord sent a plumber to clear the lines and have the carpet cleaned. The plumber suggested that the toilet needed to be replaced and that the flooring in the bathroom was also in need of replacement.

We contacted the landlord, and he gave us a verbal commitment that if we did these repairs should could deduct them from the rent.

When my wife went to pay the landlord his rent, she deducted the material that we had purchased from her check and provided the receipts for the material we had purchased.

The landlord refused to "accept" this arraingment. Since the amount was not that much, my wife told that landlord that she would write out a new check for the full amount of the rent.

The landlord would not accept the rental check. Inturn, he told her that he was tired of dealing with her as a tenent (because the unit she rents has to many promblems), and that he would be evecting her at the month.

Since this is an established business and the fact is that we have had no promblems as tenents, does the landlord have the right to evicte her for no apperiate reason then the unit he owns has promblems (not caused by our business) and he does not want to repair them.

If he can terminate our rental agreement, is there laws that may give us more time than 30 days before leaving.

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