Mrossi, Renter in Gerton, NC

What is the law regarding tenant's rights upon sale of a house? Can we stay out the term of the lease with no problem?

Asked by Mrossi, Gerton, NC Thu Aug 16, 2012

We rented without knowing that the landlord was keeping the house on the market - even the property management person who rented us the house presumed he was removing it from the market. We now find he doesn't intend to. We don't want people going through "our" home. Do we have recourse about that because of his (and selling agent's) nondisclosure? AND, if he does sell it, we can stay until the end of our lease, can't we?

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Thanks to everyone who answered - we will check with an attorney.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 17, 2012
In NY State for example you can get information on Tenants rights from the Attorney General office. You might want to talk to a similar office in your state. Getting legal advice would be the way to go in this situation.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 16, 2012
You may want to consult an attorney.....especially if you can't obtain clarification in writing by the 'management company' at this time, in my opinion.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 16, 2012
Sounds good - we have put the question to them and will get legal advice if they're not helpful. Thanks.
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Sounds good - we have put the question to them and will get legal advice if they're not helpful. Thanks.
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Much will depend on your lease agreement, therefore review the document; for any necessary legal advice, consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 16, 2012
the only thing in the agreement regarding selling the house regards the landlord's right to enter to show it.
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It should all be stated in the rental agreement.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 16, 2012
Thanks Andy. The rental agreement doesn't mention anything about the fact that the house is on the market and the only place it refers in any way to the selling of the house is in the paragraph on Right of Entry: "Landlord hereby reserves the right to enter the premises ... for the purpose of showing the Premises to prospective purchasers or tenants. Landlord shall also have the right to display "For Sale: or "For Rent" signs in a reasonable manner upon the premises."
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