As far as I'm concerned everything was legal, except asking to pay rent and be out in 30 days. Call it what you will or won't but that changes the whole scenario. I understand your interest in the sale, but perhaps Realtor's need a lesson in humbleness. Without the people and families who can only afford to rent,,,,, this is the true source of income for commercial ownership of these investment houses. Therefore - those who become landlords should be THANKFUL so many are not able to be Homeowners. So Humble Yourselves and Grow a Heart not a "pair."
The house has been sold, the new owners want to move in,,, the sale is contingent on the house being vacated by July 31st. We were personally handed a document I refused to sign, (I was never on the lease-my roommate is) We never intended to not vacate, but we surely are not going to leave ourselves without enough to move.
I stood my ground,,, we will vacate on the 31st,,, hold this months rent to move and signed a document forfeiting the security. We have located another nice place,nearby,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, the transition can now proceed smoothly. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR GREAT ANSWERS---- it helped me decide the course to take..