Does my landlord have to notify me if he hires a managment company?

I’ve live in a multi-family complex for 5 years, no lease, for $600 a month. I’ve also done painting, cleaning, landscaping and snow removal for rent reduction over the years. My landlord just hired a managment company and has not given us any notice and expects the tenents to just sign a new lease and start paying the managment company this month. Should I have gotten notice and, if so, how early. Do I have to sign a new lease?

Asked on July 5, 2012 under Real Estate Law, New Hampshire

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, if you have no written lease for the unit you have then under the laws of all states in this country you are on an oral month-to-month lease.

Your landlord has every right to hire a property management company for the complex he or she owns without having to notice the tenants of such.

If you want to remain in the unit that you are occupying, you should consider signing the written lease that has been presented to you. You are not obligated to do so. If you refuse, you may end up with a thirty (30) day termination notice of your lease.


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