Saint Louis, MO asked in Landlord - Tenant and Mergers & Acquisitions for Missouri

Q: I am a tenant. I moved in august and signed a 1 year lease. My landlord has given me 6@ days to move out.

Because they are selling the house

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
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Ronald J. Eisenberg
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: If you are uncertain of your rights, schedule a consultation with a local landlord-tenant attorney. Generally, the landlord cannot simply force a tenant to move because the landlord is selling the property. There's a specific statute by which a tenant can be forced out if there has been a foreclosure, but you didn't mention any foreclosure. https://law.justia.com/codes/missouri/2020/title-xxxvi/chapter-534/section-534-030/

An attorney could write a stern letter to your landlord directing your landlord to stop making threats and explaining that you have the right to remain. Maybe your landlord would be willing to pay a good sum to get you to agree to move?

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