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Old 03-09-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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I'm renting a house in Orange County, CA. My lease expires in 45 days. I have been paying rent on time and haven't had any issues until now.

The owners sold the house. I let prospective buyers in and have been helpful. I have given 30 days notice to move out. The owners are telling me to vacate the house on Sunday so that the new owners can come by with their inspectors and appraisers. I have two young toddlers. What are my rights? Do I have to leave the house during their inspections? Can I refuse? I am tired of always being told to vacate the premise so that they can hurry up and finish escrow.
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:52 PM
 
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Unless they own the house, they have no right to issue any sort of eviction notice(unless it's the landlord saying this, but that would be a breach of contract unless your lease has stipulations regarding sale of the property), but you probably should contact your city housing authority and get them involved since they should be able to help you(and prevent the potential buyers from harassing you with police and such)
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Old 03-10-2010, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Unless they own the house, they have no right to issue any sort of eviction notice(unless it's the landlord saying this, but that would be a breach of contract unless your lease has stipulations regarding sale of the property), but you probably should contact your city housing authority and get them involved since they should be able to help you(and prevent the potential buyers from harassing you with police and such)
I think you misunderstood the posting, it isn't the new buyers that are asking her to vacate, it is the present owners and they only want her to leave while the inspectors do a walk thru..I don't think there is any reason for the tenent to have to leave, but I don't think it is worth a big argument right now either. I think you are making a little too much out of this, suggesting they might start harrassing anyone...It is a simple request. The housing authority may or may not want to get involved..

Nita
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Old 03-10-2010, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Kingwood, Texas
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It depends entirely on your lease. Look over it, it probably addresses things like this.
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Old 03-10-2010, 09:54 AM
 
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Disclaimer: this is my interpretation of CA code, but please do not consider it legal advice. I'm not a licensed attorney, nor do I play one on TV.

If a renter chooses to assert all their rights under the law, they actually call the shots much more so than a property owner when the house is on the market.

You could have restricted any and all visits to the property to "normal business hours" (generally considered M-F 9AM-5PM) Not exactly ideal in the real estate world. Of course now that your landlord has given notice that an inspection will take place on Saturday, and you've agreed, you do need to allow access.

The landlord can ask you to leave the property for caravans, open houses, showings, inspections, etc. but he/she can't make you leave. If you choose to stay, there is nothing he/she can do. By renting, the landlord has sold his right to possession to you.

Personally I don't think I'd want to be in the house for any of the above, but I'd have had no problem negotiating my cooperation early on in the process.

I know having a house on the market is a PITA as an owner, I imagine it must be even worse as a renter.

Good Luck to you.
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