How much notice must a landlord give a tenant to move out if there is no leaseand the house is being short sold?

The home we live in is in foreclosure and being short sold. The real estate agent called me last week to tell me the sale had been approved. Now he is saying we have to move out it 2 weeks. Is this legal? Shouldn’t we have received something in writing? We have proof of payment for the 3 years we’ve lived here.

Asked on November 7, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you have a written lease for the property that you are living in and there are months left on the lease, then you can remain in the rental for the full term so long as you are current on your rent and have not breached the agreement.

If you are on a month-to-month lease, then the current owner if she/he wants the lease to end with you must serve you with a thirty (30) day notice of termination of the rental. Perhaps you might wish to consult with a landlord tenant attorney about your situation? Good luck.


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