Posted by TenantNet on May 09, 1998 at 07:31:23:
In Reply to: Re: No lease, building being sold posted by lv on April 25, 1998 at 19:35:01:
: I live in a condo and my landlady is selling. I have a month to month agreement, and have been here for 27 months. The sale of this place is
: going on May 15. Today the buyer came here and told me she will be taking possession of the condo on the 15th, which
: is not what was told to me by my current landlady and owner. The current owner told me my agreement with her had me covered uyntil June 1, at whcih
: time the new owner could give me 30 days to vacate, giving me until July 1 to move. Who is
: right, and does the new owner have the right to tell me to leave when she doesn't even own the place?
: Please respond, as I will welcome any advice I can get!!
If the new owner does not own the property yet, tell her to come
back when she does, and you should get a notice of attornment (a notice
that you have a new landlord). Unless you're rent stabilized (which
appears to be unlikely), a month-to-month lease/agreeement means they
must give you 30 days notice. The notice must be given to you by
the owner (whoever that is at the time the notice is given). It's
illegal for them to lock you out without going through a court
proceeding. So you can buy some time, but eventually they can get you out.
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