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chingykiowa, Renter in Hollywood, FL

If a landlord decides to sell her property because she is in code violation, what does that do for renters who still have 9 months left of the lease.

Asked by chingykiowa, Hollywood, FL Thu Oct 17, 2013

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I would check with a real estate attorney to review your lease.
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Yes, all 3 answers below are accurate. If the new buyer is aware of the violations they may want to make necessary repairs to bring the property back to code, but that should not affect you as a rented. They may wait for your lease to be finished, or ask for your input...but your lease takes priority over any changes.
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Your lease overrides any sale and you can stay with the new owner. You are not responsible for the code violations, only the owners.
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If you have a written lease, the new owners should abide by those terms. However, because of the code violation issues, it may be smarter to make an agreement with the landlord to move before the sale.
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