existing lease contains language allowing the owner to terminate or modify, the lease may not be
notify the new owner in writing that you expect him to honor your current lease. On the other
hand, a tenant can consider the new lease as an offer of a new tenancy and agree to its terms and
conditions by signing the new lease. If signed, the new lease will create a new landlord tenant
relationship. Different rules apply when a property is purchased at a foreclosure sale.
My lease will expire in two months. I want to stay in the same apartment. What should I do?
First, you need to read your lease payingecial attention to paragraphs that discuss
renewal, extension, or expirationof the tenancy. If your le es does not answer your question,
contact your landlord and discussthe matter with him or her. If you and the landlord cannot
reach an agreement on a new lease or an ext ion of your existing lease, you should plan to
move when your lease ends. At the end of the lease term, a landlord can choose not to extend the
existing lease or can offer the tenant a new leaswith different terms, i cluding an increase in
which rent can be increased. If you remain in your unit after your lease expires, the landlord can
require that you immediately sign anew lease with new terms or vacate. It is best to negotiate
your new lease before your old lease expires.
After my lease expired, the landlord continued to accept my monthly rental payments, what rights do I have?
After expiration of the oldease, if the landlord accepts rent and permits the tenant to
remain, a tenancy-at-will has been created. The rms of the original leae would still apply to
the tenancy except that the landlord can termi eator change the term with a sixty (60) day
notice. The tenant could terminate the lease with a thirty (30) day notice to the landlord.