People here who are currently landlords will be able to clarify this, I'm sure.
The daughter of a friend of mine signed a twelve month lease on a house last February. She has enrolled her children in high school in the area for 2013.
The owner has told her the lease will not be renewed as he wants to use the house himself.
I'd have thought that was the beginning and end of the matter, but my friend asserts that the landlord 'cannot throw her out in February if she has not found somewhere else to go'.
That sounds unreasonable to me, but maybe tenants have even more rights now than they did when I was a landlord.