Is a new tenancy required when a landlord changes hands?

Properties are usually purchased with vacant possession, however in some transactions the buyer will purchase the property with a tenant in situ, especially in the buy-to-let market. In this weeks blog we look at everything the new landlord would need to know if the property is bought with a tenant in situ.

2 thoughts on “Is a new tenancy required when a landlord changes hands?”

  1. My landlord died and a family member took the rent, but did not provide a Section 3, nor any other legal responsibilities, they refused to replace a faulty boiler. The correct person inherited the property and also provided nothing because they didn’t know their legal requirements. Now they have employed an agent and I’m told I have to sign a new contract and get a rent increase, for which I have had a week’s notice. The property is below market rental value, but as they have not fulfilled their legal obligations, do I have to sign?

    1. Danii Elliott

      Thank you for commenting Pete, as this is a very specific case we would suggest reaching out to get some legal advice. Our legal partners Woodstock Legal Services would be happy to support you. You can reach out using the contact details in the blog.

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