I know there are a few law experts on here, so I figured it would be a good place to ask.
I moved into this house June 1st of this year and signed a 12 month lease. Well, a few days ago my landlord came over and told us that he is getting a divorce and has no place to live, so he will need our house. He wrote us up an eviction notice (not through the court house, just printed off a computer) for us to be gone in 30 days.
What can we do about this? I have read that I can charge him for moving expenses, is this correct? If so, are there limitations? I intend on just hiring some buddies to help at about $10/hr or so and account for their truck's gas mileage. Would I actually be able to rent a U-haul? He has been a real jerk lately so really sticking it to him would be nice.
Also, what can I do to get him to actually pay? Would I be able to wait until August 22nd (the date that his eviction ends) and tell him that I'm still not moving and that he will need to get an official evict from the courthouse, which may take some time, plus the 30 days that they will give me to move?
One more final question... could I charge him for the days that my wife has to take off in order for us to move?