What are my rights as a tenant if the house that I am renting was just sold?

The house I am renting just sold for cash. The new owners take possession April 12th. I am told I

will be given no notice. I will not be given 30 days. Is this legal?

Asked on March 27, 2016 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

Rental properties are sold all the time. And in FL, as in virtually all other states, the lease follows the house so a new owner is bound by the lease term (i.e. the new owner takes over the property "subject to the lease") unless the lease provides otherwise. If there is no written lease, then a tenant is considered to a have a "month-to-month tenancy"; in such a case they are entitled to a 30 day notice to vacate the premises.


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