Douglasville, GA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Georgia

Q: The landlord sold the home, whom should I get eviction notice? Have only received a Symon from the landlord.

The new owner has threatened he is going to come throw out my things in 7 days? Is that allowed?

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Paula J. Mcgill
Paula J. Mcgill
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Marietta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: First, look at your lease. What does your lease say about sales? Some say the owner has the right to give you 30 or 60 day notice to vacate. Others are silent. If the lease is silent on a sale, the buyer takes subject to the lease. Therefore, they must comply with the lease as the new landlord.

Second, regardless of the method of notice, the new owner cannot just throw out your things. This is a wrongful eviction and you should be able to sue him for money for several torts, and possibly bring criminal charges for conversion/trover.

If the landlord enters your rental property and throws your items out and/or changes the locks, call the police to note the trespass and wrongful eviction. Thereafter, if you want, contact a lawyer. Click my name to contact me.

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