Do month-to-month tenants have rights?
The main lesson to be learned here is that you must insist on a lease or you are open to a notice to terminate your tenancy at any time with or without cause. If you had a lease, the owner could still sell the property, but the new owner must honor the lease or make you a deal to vacate early.
This column on issues confronting tenants and landlords is written by property manager Robert Griswold, author of "Property Management for Dummies" and "Property Management Kit for Dummies" and co-author of "Real Estate Investing for Dummies." Email your questions to Rental Q&A at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions should be brief and cannot be answered individually.
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