Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
Sign in to follow this  
Monkey

The house i rent was sold without me ķnowing

Recommended Posts

Odd one. Ive rented this house for 5 years.

Just had a conversation with the Letting Agent i rent from about some work requiring tonthe property, and she said "as your landlord has changed......"

Once pressed on this i was told that the ownership of the property has changed hands between 2 family members last year. And i questioned this and got "oh nothing has changed with your agreement with us".... 

I was a bit perturbed that i found out now...... generally the LA has been ok and professional, always fixed issues quickly and well. Just this got my goat, as i feel i sould have been notified.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If a property is sold subject to a tenancy the tenancy continues and on the same terms - the new landlord steps into the shoes of the old.

Where the property is residential, the new landlord is obliged to notify the tenant of the change. Failure to do so within the prescribed time limit is a criminal offence. See section 3 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had this in a flat in Hong Kong.  Beauty was the new owner/landlord had not checked the tenancy agreement that I had altered with the old landlord so I had an early break clause at no cost to me.  Was part of the negotiations for me taking on an initial 2 year term.

I was well narked that the flat was sold with no notice to me of the change until the new landlord demanded an inspection.  In HK your landlord can make a huge difference to your life.

 

So - new owner buys the flat.  Comes round to inspect.  I take great joy in handing in my 30 days notice, 6 months ahead of the 2 year tenancy end.  He waves the tenancy agreement in my face and gets his translator to tell me it runs for another six months.  I show the translator the early break clause.  Cue meltdown and shouting screaming at the estate agent LOLOLOL.  Expat Flats at that price range often spend 2-6 months void.  And the flat was priced at about 2.5million GDP.  That's a lot of mortgage payments.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had a similar situation in France last year, although there was a clause in the contract regarding that, we obviously checked after realising our apartment had been sold!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • Next General Election   92 members have voted

    1. 1. When do you predict the next general election will be held?


      • 2019
      • 2020
      • 2021
      • 2022

    Please sign in or register to vote in this poll. View topic


×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.