I received an eviction notice today:
"It has been found that you have been smoking on the property, in your apartment, and that you have willfully removed the smoke detectors in your apartment. All of these actions are in violation of the lease signed by yourself and your co-signer.
This is your notice to move from the apartment within 72 hours, or no later than midnight, April 24, 2009.
Please be advised that you and your co-signer will be liable for any costs incurred to return your apartment to a rentable condition. This could include, but is not limited to: professional air cleaning, possible furniture replacement if the smoke odor cannot be removed, and repainting the apartment if the smoke odor cannot be removed by other means.
We would appreciate your complete cooperation."
I have smoked in the apartment, but that was several weeks ago and I cleaned the air and everything (I've never received a warning or reminder of the agreements on the lease) and I took the smoke detector and placed it on the dresser because it was right where the smoke and steam seemed to travel whenever I cooked anything and I set it off a couple of times and got tired of it. I'm going to go ask for a copy of the lease agreement since I never got one.
Anyway, this breaks my lease, which doesn't end until June 15, so can I get my rent back for that period of time?
I am in Idaho.
EDIT: Oh, and I was never given any form notice of them entering my unit, which according to the Landlord-Tenant laws of Idaho, is an unlawful lease provision, which I assume means it's not legal for them to simply enter my apartment without notice if there is nothing about it in the lease.