Legal Q&A: If I sell rental, can I break lease so the new owner can move in?
Question: We have a one-year lease with a tenant that will expire in four months. If we sell the house now, and the buyer wants to move in, would we be able to break the lease?
Answer: The buyer “steps into the shoes” of the seller and the lease is binding upon the new owner.
Question: I served a three-day notice on my tenants, and they paid $300 of the $1,050 that was due. Do I have to serve another three-day notice to start the eviction? Should I have accepted payment?
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