What rights does a residential tenant have if they are being evicted due to the death of landlord?

04/01/2007 - Category:Landlord Tenant - Lease Termination - State: CT #2425

Full Question:

What rights does a residential tenant have if they are being evicted due to the death of landlord who has left their estate to a church?

Answer:

Unless there is a clause in the lease providing otherwise, the general rule is that a lease is not terminated by the death of the landlord or the tenant. On the death of the landlord, the tenant would therefore continue in the same relationship with the person who takes over the landlord’s interest or ownership in the rental property. However, if you are a tenant-at-will, the death of the landlord automatically terminates the tenancy.



Please see:

http://definitions.uslegal.com/t/tenant-at-will/

04/01/2007 - Category: Lease Termination - State: CT #2425

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