Can my landlord cancel my lease if he sells the apartment? 10 Answers as of August 08, 2011
My landlord is trying to sell his apartment. I just signed a 12 month lease on it. If he sells the apartment, will the lease be broken?
Durgin Law, LLC
| Pearl Hsieh
The buyer will generally take it subject to the lease unless there is a provision in your lease agreement with your landlord that says otherwise.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Law Office of Jared Altman
| Jared Altman
The general answer is "no". Your lease survives. Unless your lease specifically grants the landlord the right to cancel. You have to read your lease very carefully.
Answer Applies to: New York
Law Offices of Timothy G. Kearney, LLC
| Timothy G. Kearney
Generally a purchaser would be bound to honor the lease. An exception might be if the lease contained a termination clause which allowed the landlord to cancel the lease under certain conditions. (sale of the property, for example). I would have to review the lease to be certain, however. Good luck!
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
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