Providence, RI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island

Q: If landlord breaks a 1 yr lease due to selling property what am I entitled to?

I’m 5 months into my 1 yr lease. My landlord approached me on April 20th I had my sister over that day and she proceeded to tell me she sold the house and the new owners want the entire property vacant as of June 1st. She stated that I wouldn’t have to pay rent for may and she will give me back my deposit. When I questioned it again on May 11th she stated I can’t get my deposit back due to non payment. I still yet have not received anything in writing stating the house has been sold or that my lease has been broken. To this day I have not met the new owners. Am I entitled to as for moving fees due to them breaking the lease?

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Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: Consult with an attorney to review your lease and advise you of your rights.

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