Landlord is selling the condo I rent

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Landlord is selling the condo I rent

I have a 12 month lease for my condo. My landlord is selling it through a
different agent than the one I rent from. I’ve only lived here 4 months. My lease
states nothing about having to allow my condo to be shown to buyers. Do I have to
allow agents to show my condo while I still live here?

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

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

It doesn't matter whether the lease says this: the law says that a landlord has the right to access a tenant's apartment/condo/home to show the property for sale. (After all, it is the landlord's property, and he has the right to sell it.) He must provide written notice (emails or text messages are acceptable) of at least 24 hours to do so; must only do so at reasonable times; and can't require you to leave for the showing (i.e. you have the right to remain in the home, so long as you do not interfere with the showing or marketing).


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