I verbally, nothing in writing, (I know I know) agreed with a friend that I would stay at a home he inherited to watch the place. I paid him rent monthly and have for over 2 years.
Sparing the boring details I'll cut to the chase. He now wants to give a 3-day notice for late rent and go to court.
My question is if there was never a rental agreement, contract or even receipts of previous payments made how can he give a formal notice or how can he prove how much is owed. I could say that the rent was only $10 a month - how could he prove otherwise?
Since our relationship wasn’t the formal "landlord-tenant" type, I would do alot of repairs out of my pocket so he wouldn’t have to travel or worry about a thing and in turn he would work with us on our late, very late rent payments. Again this was a verbal agreement between us; we were fine with this arrangement.