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Re: they're selling the house I'm renting!

Posted by Mark Smith on April 11, 1999 at 05:26:44:

In Reply to: they're selling the house I'm renting! posted by curt on April 10, 1999 at 11:54:40:

You don't say if you have a lease. If you do, read it. The new landlord generally is bound by the terms of the lease until the end of the term, unless there is a clause that gives the new landlord the right to terminate the lease sooner.

If it is a month-to-month tenancy, state law usually provides for a notice period. In New York, it is 30-days' written notice in New York City, and one month's notice (not required to be in writing) in the rest of the state. Generally, the notice has to coincide with the lease period. For example, if you pay rent by the calendar month, the termination notice has to be effective at the end of a calendar month.

: The folks that own the house that we rent are going to sell it. I have a
: pretty decent relationship with them, but if push comes to shove, how
: much time are they obligated to give me to find a new place if the house
: sells? I live in Michigan. Thanks for any advice anyone can give.

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