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Re: eviction from new landlord

Posted by Glen C. Rosenberg, Esq. on December 16, 1998 at 21:46:31:

In Reply to: eviction from new landlord posted by Tony on December 14, 1998 at 00:23:31:

: The new landlord bought this private house for investment purposes, with the intent of
: of keeping the tenants that are already living there from the old owner. However 2 weeks
: after the closing, he gave me three months to move out. The following week he came to collect
: rent, which I did not submit since I feel my rights are being violated. I have 11 months
: twin daughters; I been living in this apartment for ten years without a lease; It's a 3 family
: house plus an apartment in the basement which a tenant is currently residing in; I want to know
: what are my rights? Eventually, I know I have to move but not without a fight and possibly save
: some rent money in the process.

First of all, do you have a lease from the prior owner? If so, you would have some rights. In other words, the new owner, as tthe buyer would have stepped into the shoes of the prior owner, and thus become your landlord. However, he need not renew your lease if you don't have one.
If no lease, then no rights.
You MUST seek an attorney. It is imperative. At the very least, an attorney can negotaite time for you, in Court, and probably get you at least 2 months without paying rent, maybe more.
Oh, by the way, the basement is an illegal apartment and that poses a problem for the owner.

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