If our landlord just sold the place that we are renting, how much notice do they have to give us to move?

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If our landlord just sold the place that we are renting, how much notice do they have to give us to move?

How many days?

Asked on May 29, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Tennessee

Answers:

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

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you have a lease then as a general rule,  the new owner buys the property "subject to" the leasehold. This means that you are permitted to stay through the end of the contracted term. If, however, you are on a month-to-month tenancy (i.e. you have no lease either written or oral and you pay rent on a monthly basis) then your landlord is required to give you at least a month's notice to vacate (i.e. 30 days).


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