If the property where you live is sold to a new owner, they are expected to honour the existing rental agreement or lease. If your new landlord would like to make changes to the rental agreement, they must make an application to the Office of the Director of Residential Rental Property.
Your current landlord cannot evict you only because the property is for sale. Your landlord must enter into an agreement of sale with a buyer. The buyer, or their spouse, children, parents or the parents of their spouse, must want to live in the rental unit. This is only true if your rental is in a building with two or fewer rental units, such as a family home or a duplex.
If you are being evicted because the buyer or their family member is moving in, you must be given a Form 4 – Notice of Termination by Lessor of Rental Agreement. Your landlord must indicate on the form that a buyer wants possession of the property for occupation by themselves, their spouse, their children, their parents, or their spouse’s parents. The buyer must sign a statement of facts, called an affidavit, saying this. This affidavit must be given to you with the eviction notice.
You can file a Form 6 – Application by Lessee to Set Aside Notice of Termination if you are given a Form 4. You must file this form within 20 days. Once you file this form, a hearing will be scheduled.
See Evictions for more information.
Your new landlord is expected to honour the existing rental agreement or lease. This includes your security deposit. If you paid a security deposit, your new landlord will be responsible for returning this to you, with any applicable interest, when you move out. If they plan to keep your security deposit, they must give you the proper form to notify you of this.
You may want to speak with your new landlord to confirm they are aware of the amount of the security deposit. This may help if your previous landlord did not provide correct information when selling.
See Security Deposits for more information.
Forms you may need: