1. My landlord has sold the house we are renting, without prior notice, and gave us 30 days notice to vacate. I assume due to financial troule. She is requesting that I sign the 30 days notice (handwritten) and return to her immediately. She mentions What happens if we cannot find new housing at end of the 30 days.

    1. Hello Laurie,

      If you’ve been given a 30-day notice due to the sale of the house you’re renting, the landlord must actually provide a 60-day notice if you’ve lived there for more than one year. You are not required to sign the notice. If you can’t find a new place within 30 days, discuss this with your landlord.

  2. I’m renting the basement and the owner lives there also. My question is can he come down into the basement any time. Even if we are not there. The only door to the basement is through the house. What are my rights as a tenant.

    1. Hello Debbie,

      It sounds like you’re in a unique living situation. Generally, landlords do have the right to access the property for maintenance, inspections, or emergencies, but they must provide reasonable notice before doing so, typically 24 to 48 hours, unless there’s an emergency. Since you’re living in close proximity to your landlord, it’s crucial to establish clear boundaries and expectations about privacy and access from the outset. Your rights as a tenant include the right to privacy, so if you feel your privacy is being infringed upon, it might be worth discussing this with your landlord to set clear guidelines. If issues persist, consulting a legal advisor familiar with tenant rights in your area could provide further clarity and assistance.

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