Monroe, LA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Louisiana

Q: We have been living in a rental for over a year. And just signed a 12 mt lease. If property is sold can new owner evict

We have lived in the rental for over a year. A new couple friends of ours moved in with us and just signed a new 12 month lease. We didn't renew our lease because we new the property was up for sell. So we have been month to month. REgardless the property sold and the new owner posted an eviction notice given us 5 days to vacate. His reason or cause states because he is the new owner and does not wish to continue the lease. Can he do this legally. What are my options??

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Randy Bryan Ligh
Randy Bryan Ligh
  • Baton Rouge, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: Based on your post, you should fight the eviction, however it will be a short victory. If you are month to to month, then the new owner can simply ask you to move out at the conclusion of the month to month---thus while you should win the eviction, it probably only means a 30 or so day delay before you have to vacate. That said, take a copy of your old lease and bring it to a local general practice attorney and ask for a legal opinion as to your rights and options.

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