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Hello I was inquiring about tenants rights and if a property is being sold while you are an occupant is there a way to get out of that lease if you are no longer comfortable with the property being sold? I hope i phrase that correctly!

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far? Have you prepared or filed any paperwork?

No the property was just put up for sale for about 3 weeks now and we have gone through one showing and we feel like we were trapped in the situation just before our new lease renewed they didn't mention the sale and as soon as we renewed our lease the house was put up for sale

Lawyer's Assistant: Where is the house located?

Virginia

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No i don't think so.

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Lawyer: Olivia Kent, Attorney replied 4 months ago

In general, there is not automatic ability to terminate a lease simply b/c a property that is being rented is going to be sold by the owner.

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