Thank you for your response. Yes, you are correct that the lease should continue with the new owner. In this case, your right to the lease is based upon a month-to-month lease so it is possible that the new lease with the roommate could be considered void if you were not provided notice that your lease would be expiring. It is understandable that you are attached to the property because you have been there for eight years but the new owner has the right to rent to any person that he wishes. The issue in this case is that the new owner failed to handle the termination of your lease properly and you may be eligible to recover damages related to being evicted from the property after you had paid rent. However, although a court could potentially issue an order that would allow you to return to the property for the duration of the month that you were improperly evicted, the reality is that you would still need to find another property to rent because the new owner could simply provide you notice that he does not wish to continue your lease and a court would not have the power to force the new owner to continue to rent to you. You would probably be well served to retain an landlord/tenant attorney in your state to handle this on your behalf.
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