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NOT saying this has or will happen to me, just wondering if this could happen.

If you rent a place and paid a pet deposit and someone comes and buys the place from your landlord, can they make you get rid of your pet.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:03 AM on Sep. 29, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (14)
  • It depends on the wording in your lease. Some are "transferable subject to conditions" (meaning that the new owner can change it), some are not.
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 9:07 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • it depends on what's in your original contract, and what the new owner wants. there could be a stipulation in the original lease that states a new owner may change/alter the lease agreement. if this is a possibility, you need to find out, in writing, from your present landlord.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:08 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • no, it's in your contract
    princessbeth79

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:04 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • best place to look is state landlord tenant laws - they should spell out the rights of each in the case of a sale.
    figaro8895

    Answer by figaro8895 at 9:08 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Probably.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 9:04 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • YES! It is now under new ownership. The new owner has the right to kick you out..He has the right to tell you to get rid of the animal. He does NOT have to honor the rental agreement.
    tiger_tatted1

    Answer by tiger_tatted1 at 9:07 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Yes they can. The contract you have is between you and the current landlord. The new landlord can choose to honor the old contract or have a new one drawn up.
    Mommy2Gabrielle

    Answer by Mommy2Gabrielle at 9:07 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Depending on where you live you should be able to find out the answer from a government office. Here where I live it's the Landlord/Tenant tribunal and renters have WAAAY more rights than landlords. Do NOT do anything until you've spoken to someone with the correct information.

    Poor kitty.... I had to give mine up when I moved into a building that didn't allow pets at all. It sucked but she lives in a mansion and has a dog to torment daily so she's happy :)
    Allergic2Stupid

    Answer by Allergic2Stupid at 9:19 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • tiger hit the nail on the head... unless the contract states a time frame and specifically states something about even under new ownership nothing will change.
    Memigen

    Answer by Memigen at 9:19 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • I'd go with it depends on where you live. When my landlord sold the place, the contract we had was considered between us and the old landlord, a new contract was drawn up, between us and the new landlord.....in our case this was a good thing because the contract with the original landlord was more restrictive.......

    Check into it carefully, good luck!
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 9:25 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

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