Q: With no written notice from the new owners, do I have to vacate by that date?
It was added to the contract that I would be allowed to stay until mid-July, which I was just shown on July 7th via email. Previously the old owners had asked if I could be out by mid-July. I had replied that I would try but I would need to secure a new place, which has been difficult. I have had no notice from the new owners about vacating. The closing was on July 2nd.
A: Without the proper written notice from the current owner or a written agreement that you signed stating you agreed to move out, the new owner has not terminated the month-to-month tenancy according to the laws of Virginia. You may need to hire an attorney to represent you in this matter.
Ross Cameron Hart agrees with this answer
A: Mr. Malouf is correct - the new owners inherited you as a tenant and you can remain for the remainder of your lease term or, assuming your rent is month-to-month, until you receive proper notice terminating your tenancy. If you are on a month-to-month, the notice has to include a full rental period - if your rent is paid by the calendar month, then notice given today is effective August 31.
You can only be force-ably evicted after a court hearing. However if the landlord gives proper notice go ahead and move to avoid having a landlord suit against you show up in the court records (even if you win)
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