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Do we have to move?

My mom moved us into a rental home
we haven’t been in the house a mouth
and the owners already sold the house.
We have a one year lease. Can they
kick us out or make us move?

Asked on January 27, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Mississippi

Answers:

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

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

A landlord is not obligated to inform a tenant when they sell the property; you are simply a tenant and have no ownership interest. However, if you have a lease, the new owner must honor that lease the same as the original landlord. That is unless a special probision was made regarding a sale and your vacating early. Otherwise, you can stay. I now suggest that you contact a lawyer to reveiw your lease; they can best further advise you. If you are evicted illegally, you have rights and may be entitled to monetary compensation.


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