Los Angeles, CA asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for California

Q: As a renter when the owner is selling the building to build does he have to compensate the tenants being forced to move

It is gonna be a tear down to build a high rise building

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James L. Arrasmith
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The selling of the property should not automatically end your tenancy. If and when it is ended -- e.g., to make substantial renovations or to completely demolish the building--you must either get one (1) month of rent reimbursed to you, or have your last month waived if you are protected by AB1482. You have AB1482 just cause eviction protections if you have been a resident at the premises for more than one year and the property is not exempt.

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