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Question: I SIGNED A RENTAL AGREEMENT ON FEB 23 WITH A MOVE IN DATE OF APRIL 1 AND THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD ON FEB 27. THE NEW OWNERS HAVE TWEAKED THE LEASE I SIGNED. I WANT THEM TO HONOR THE ORIGINAL LEASE BUT IF I DON'T THEY WON'T LET ME MOVE IN. IS THAT ALLOWED? THEY ARE CANADIANS, THE NEW OWNERS.

Answer: A tenant in this sort of situation may have a unique set of rights and responsibilities, especially if the former owners entered into the rental agreement knowing that they were about to sell the property to someone else. It may be wise to seek legal advice. There are links to free and low-cost legal services on this website (at http://www.azlawhelp.org/accessToJustice).

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  • I SIGNED A RENTAL AGREEMENT ON FEB 23 WITH A MOVE IN DATE OF APRIL 1 AND THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD ON FEB 27. THE NEW OWNERS HAVE TWEAKED THE LEASE I SIGNED. I WANT THEM TO HONOR THE ORIGINAL LEASE BUT IF I DON'T THEY WON'T LET ME MOVE IN. IS THAT ALLOWED? THEY ARE CANADIANS, THE NEW OWNERS.

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