Providence, RI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island

Q: does a landlord have to notify in writing plans to sell the property. she sent me a text message, is that legal?

She sent a text saying that this was my 30 day notice that they plan to sell and to expect to hear from a realtor. A realtor sent a text asking to come the next day. What happened to the 30 days and shouldn't I get something in writing? Rent is paid until June 1st so can I wait until then to let them in to take pictures?

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Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: Text is arguably, technically, a "writing" BUT - the lease should control. If you would like a precise analysis and concrete advice, meet with an attorney and bring your lease.

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