Columbus, GA asked in Real Estate Law for Alabama

Q: what rights do I have if I'm leasing land and the owner sells it out from under me?

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A: If you are leasing land and the owner sells it, your rights will largely depend on the terms of your lease agreement and state laws governing landlord-tenant relationships. Typically, when a property is sold, the new owner inherits the rights and obligations of the previous owner, including any existing lease agreements. In Alabama, tenants generally have the right to remain on the property until the end of their lease term, even if the property changes ownership. However, the new owner may have the option to terminate the lease early if certain conditions are met, such as providing adequate notice or compensating you for relocation expenses.

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