Landlord sells your home while your tenancy is still valid
It’s possible for your landlord to sell their property with you still living there. In these circumstances, you may be referred to as a ‘sitting tenant’.
When the property is sold, the new landlord would ‘step into the shoes’ of your old landlord and the terms of your tenancy agreement continue. The tenancy agreement is still valid even though the landlord’s name is out of date.
You have the right to know who the new landlord is. If the new landlord doesn’t contact you, you can find out who they are from land and survey.
Your new landlord may ask you to sign a new tenancy agreement but they can’t make you do so. However, if you don’t sign it and you have a fixed term assured shorthold tenancy, they could give you notice to leave at the end of that fixed term.
If you don’t sign a new agreement and you have a periodic assured shorthold tenancy, your new landlord could give you six months to leave the property.
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