Waynesboro, MS asked in Landlord - Tenant and Contracts for Mississippi

Q: My land lord put the house we were renting on the market to be sold. Could that be a breach in contract?

We were renting month to month. He said if we found another place in the middle of a month that we paid he would reimburse us for the remainder of the month. We decided to move the last day of the month.

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A: It is unlikely to be a breach of contract unless the lease between you and your landlord expressly prohibits the landlord from selling the house.

Landlords of income-producing property, like rent houses, often sell them to other parties. The presence of an existing tenant with a lease may make the property more, or less, attractive to a potential buyer depending on what terms the new owner thinks he/she could rent the property out for.

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