Sale of Property During a Lease Lawyers
Can My Landlord Evict Me Because He Wants to Sell the Property I Am Renting?
A landlord can evict you and sell the property only if your lease contains a provision stating that you can be evicted in the case of sale. This provision must be in writing; an oral agreement is insufficient.
Can the New Owner Evict Me or Raise My Rent?
A new owner is usually bound by your lease and can only evict you if there is some legally recognized reason for the eviction. Nor can a new owner raise your rent in the middle of an existing lease because he has an obligation to follow both the length and terms of the existing lease. Even if the new owner was not informed of existing leases, most state laws presume that the new owner should have known about them.
Should I Contact a Lawyer if My Apartment Building is Being Sold?
If you have a lease and your original or new landlord is attempting to raise you rent or evict you, the advice of an experienced landlord-tenant attorney can be extremely helpful. Due to the differences between states as to property laws, a real property attorney can also be helpful in determining what statutes guide property law in your area.
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Last Modified: 01-03-2011 02:40 PM PST