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Can you tell me how long your lease is and when it says it expires?.
Is there any clause in it that gives the landlord the right to terminate it early?
Are you saying the new owner is telling you that you have to move or the old owner?
Ok, if you have a fixed term lease, then the new owner is out of luck. When they purchased the property they took it subject to any existing contractual obligations that the previous owner entered into, including any leases. The new owner "steps into the shoes" of the old one and just becomes your new landlord.
This means that the new owner has to honor any leases until they expire.
And now that the property has been sold, the old landlord has no authority to tell you anything since he no longer owns the property anyway. So you can simply ignore what the old owner says as they are trying to bluff you for some reason.
As an aside, in addition to being an attorney, I have also been a landlord for over 26 years...