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Hi I have a question about my situation. I have lived in a rent control apartment in San Francisco for 10 years. My landlord is trying to sell it. What are my rights?
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My name is ***** ***** I'd be happy to answer your questions today. I'm sorry to hear about your situation.
Your lease transfers to the new owners. The property remains subject to rent controls. The only exception is if the building is being converted to condominiums (but there are still some limitations there, and you have to get either a one-year lease or 120 days notice plus relocation payments before they can ask you to leave).
As far as showing the property goes, the landlord does have a legal right to enter in order to show the place to a prospective buyer. Cal. Civ. Code, Section 1954. However, they are only allowed to enter during regular business hours. They're also required to give at least 24 hours written notice prior to entering, giving the date and approximate time they'll be there. Beyond that, your rights as a tenant do not change when the property is sold.
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