If my landlord is losing the duplex we live in and wants us to sign a notice to quit, do we have to sign?

Am I legally bound to a notice to quit, especially when the landlord kind of pushed the issue and more or less made us sign?

Asked on August 13, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Rhode Island


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You are under no obligation to sign anything with respect to the unit you are renting that may be lost in a foreclosure. Under 2010 federal law, if the unit is foreclosed upon, you as tenants are entitled to remain in the unit for the balance of your lease so long as you are not in breach with the new owner.

If you are on a month-to-month lease, the new onwer who receives the property in foreclosure must give you at least ninety (90) days written notice to vacate.

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