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No new tenancy agreement issued with change of landlord

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Last year our Landlady passed away. Her sons have now got the property and have decided to sell. We were not issued with a new contract when they took over . We have lived in the property for nearly 4 years on a rolling contract. Where do we stand?

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Last year our Landlady passed away. Her sons have now got the property and have decided to sell. We were not issued with a new contract when they took over . We have lived in the property for nearly 4 years on a rolling contract. Where do we stand?

– Jacqui Gray

Hi Jaqui,

I am afraid you have no legal rights whatsoever. When someone else inherits a property, it is entirely upto them what they decide to do with it. Rolling contracts are just a way of carrying on receiving rent from tenants, until new tenancy agreements are put in place. These rolling contracts happen when say for instance, the landlord is passing the contract onto an agent. It just covers the time frame until new contracts are signed. Sorry to tell you this, but you will have to find somewhere else to live. In the meantime, you will have to allow potential buyers around your home. There is another story on this site, where the poor tenants (one disabled), are being evicted for not allowing viewings of the property, so watch out!

Best of luck Bolly

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