Month to month tenancy question
I am on disability and I have a good tenancy history and great credit-I should not be having trouble finding housing (i never have before), but I am currently.
A woman has offered me her basement suite but want to go "month to month." Does that mean that she can give me 60 days notice and make me move without any cause? My understanding is that when I have had previous leases, they started off long term but went month to month at the end of that term-my understand is that I could not be asked to move without cause, regardless of the duration of the lease.
I ask because when she showed me the unit (which has a separate entrance, separate bathroom and kitchenette-we don't share either) there was a tenant living there who she decided she did not like. She told that tenant that her son was moving in and asked her to leave, and she did. It did not impress me that she showed me the suite illegally and lied to make her move. I cannot determine if she is therefore dishonest and that I should expect the same treatment, though the tenant admittedly seemed problematic (they were noisy, dirty, bringing home men, and police were called to the suite, creating a disturbance.) She didn't "evict" her, she asked her to leave and used that as an excuse-obviously I am not thrilled about the misrepresentation, and at least she told me what was going on (that is, she didn't not tell me about the problem)
Besides all of that, if I am a good tenant can she use the lack of a lease or "month to month" arrangement to make me move if she doesn't like me, or does she have to keep me as long as pay rent? thank you for your advice.
Oh, Im sorry, I should have mentioned I am in Ontario.