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Q: I'm in a home rental which expires end of Jan2021. i was informed that homeowners getting divorced, can i keep lease

I'm in a home rental which expires end of Jan2021. i was informed that the homeowners getting divorced, can i keep lease? Or can they terminate my lease? I have never missed a payment, i pay 2 weeks early and never had any complaints or issues. I want to stay... Do the homeowners have to honor the lease? What are my options?

2 Lawyer Answers
Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby
Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: The homeowners' divorce does not impair your rights under the lease and is not, by itself, grounds for lease termination. So long as you pay your rent, you should be allowed to complete your lease term unless your lease contains provisions that would allow the owners to terminate early.

Phil Cardis
Phil Cardis
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Answered
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Absent a provision in your lease that allows the homeowners to terminate the lease early, the homeowners' divorce does not impair your rights under the lease and is not grounds, by itself, for lease termination. Assuming your continued compliance with the material lease terms, you should be allowed to complete your lease term.

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