Spencer, TN asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: Due to Covid can my landlord give me 60 days to move out because she sold the house without telling us she was selling?

She called us to tell us we have 60 days to vacate. We didn’t even know that she was selling the house. I have 4 kids and my mom lives with us. Please help. I don’t know what to do.

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Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
  • Brentwood, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: The answer is in your lease. If you still have a lease term then she cannot evict you for selling the house. If, however, you are on a month-month lease, then perhaps she can give you proper notice to vacate. The owner does not need your permission to sell the house; but any buyer of the property would purchase and assume the lease in most normal circumstances.

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