What are our rights if our landlord gave us 30 days to move out because she is selling her house but the lease is not up doe another 6 months?

Lease says our agreement is good for 12 months or until the Landlord or tenant terminates the tenancy. We found a new place to move but it won’t be ready for 60 days. Does she have legal right to only give us 30 days to move out?

Asked on March 13, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Ohio


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you are not in breach of your written lease where you still have six months left on it, your landlord's 30 day notice of termination of your lease is ineffective. The new owner takes the property subject to the lease in place or your current landlord needs to buy out from you the balance of the six months remaining on the lease.

You may need to consult with a landlord tenant further to protect your interests regarding this matter.

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