If our landlord is nearing the conclusion of a sale on the house and the new owner wants us to vacate after sale, how long do we have?

The rep for the new owners has not communicated very much to me, but has made it clear that they wish to have us vacate. When the landlord raised the rent, I asked for a 1 year agreement on the house. He did not put anything in writing, but continued to rent to us with increased rent.

Asked on July 10, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you have a term remaining on your presumed written lease after the close of the sale of the unit to a new owner, under the laws of all states in this country you are under no legal obligation to vacate the rental.

However, if you are on a month-to-month rental, if the current landlord gives you a thirty (30) day notice of termination of your lease, you have thirty (30) days from receipt of the notice to move out of the place where you are currently residing.


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