We found the kind of apartment we needed which was a duplex with the elderly landlady upstairs. It was very quiet and that is what we have to have. We signed a year's lease. This was only three months ago. A few weeks after we moved in, the daughter of the landlady, told us that her Mom was terminally ill and she would be handling the finances for her and nothing would change. Then, the daughter decides to buy the house. She said nothing would change and we would keep the downstairs as a year round rental (this is beach property). She also said she would not rent the upstairs but just use it as an occasional summer home for her family. Now, the mother has died,and the daughter and her family have moved in for what looks to be like the whole summer, with teenagers and lots of noise till 1 am or longer. She is also telling us she may start renting the upstairs as a weekly summer rental if they go back to their own home and then as a full time winter rental this fall. This is nothing like we expected as we wanted a very quiet place to live because of a home business we have where we need peace and quiet to work. We have not signed a new lease with the daughter and she has not mentioned it to us. The old lease with the deceased mother said we had the obligation to stay here for one year and if we moved out, we had to pay the full 12 months in rent which is $12,000. Do we have to stay in this apartment with a changed land lady and changed condition? If we move, do we have to pay that total amount of money as it was stated in our other lease? Thank you for any help you can give in this matter.