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I recently purchased a two family home with a tenant intact from the person I bought the house from. She had a month to month agreement with previous landlord. I can not get her to sign a lease. I presented her with a lease in January when I thought the purchase was to be completed and she has yet to sign. What are my rights to get her to leave?


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Check your state law on terminating month/month

Check laws in your state for month/month and provide the proper notice - sometimes 30 days written notice; sometimes 28 days written notice (Hawaii).....


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Cvillecpm is correct in his advice.

Anytime you purchase a property with an existing tenant, you also purchase his/her lease. This means that the existing lease stays in place for the tenant. However, in your case, the tenant is living on a month-to-month without any assurance of a lease extension.

I suggest you check your local landlord-tenant laws and see what, if any prior notice you are required to give the tenant prior to starting eviction proceedings. Then, give the required notice and contact your local Justice court to file a "Writ of Detainer". (If you had followed the rules of this forum... see the red text at the top of the screen?? I would have provided specifics to your state laws).

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