'Month to month lease' = landlord holds all the cards
I HATE being under a "month to month" lease. Its miserable knowing that a landlord can basically kick you out after a month for any reason. Landlord doesnt want to fix something?....all he needs to do is threaten to not renew the lease when the month is up. He can also raise the rent at his whim every month. Its also another way to keep a tenant in line (or in fear).... dont like something the tenant does or say?... wait a month & kick him out.
IMO month to month leases gives landlords an unfair advantage over a tenant & opens the door to abuse.