Even though “oral agreements” are legally binding, it is nevertheless recommended to always have a written lease. I rented a house for the last semester, but I want to evacuate now that the owner does not provide water as promised, which I cannot continue to rent, because I cannot survive without it. The landlord says she can`t return the deposit because I didn`t give a month`s notice that she didn`t let me know and we didn`t have a written agreement. Am I entitled to my acomptt, which I believe is the one who breached the terms of the contract? I moved into an apartment this month, a year ago. 6 months in me I could not afford to pay rent, so I went to see my master and explained that I would go, but if it was possible, he asked me if I had done carpentry and said yes, he made me work in one of his properties and since then we have an oral agreement (I have never signed anything, Not even when I moved in) that I`m working on the $500 rental fee. It worked very well, I do the work he asks of me, and also to show my gratitude for helping me do things that he doesn`t ask of me, but that I know need to be done. It goes well beyond $500 in rent, but the market was that I was working for rent, not cash, so I keep working. A few months ago, he underwent an operation stuck in his lounge chair Witch made him sick, all this has already taken me twice telling me to pack my bags, then turn around an hour later, excuses and tell me that I can stay. Then, today, it`s the tired weather that he does, he tells me that he does not have enough work from me for the rent and that most normal jobs work 40 hours a week when I work only 4 to 6 hours a day 3 or 4 days a week, but they add up hours a day quickly and work, What I do would cost him so much more than the $500 cost of my apartment each month. I think what I`m asking for is what to do about threats to scare me? Can I defend myself from being thrown into the street after working so hard to live here? Please contact me with all thoughts, proposals and facts that may relate to the underlying issue.. . .