Sale of Premises

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You wake up to find a for sale sign out the front of your home, don’t panic! It may not be as bad as it seems.

Can the landlord sell my home?
Yes, your landlord can sell your home. The law doesn't impose limits on a landlord's ability to dispose of their property. However, aspects of selling tenanted properties are regulated by the standard tenancy terms in the Standard Lease and by the Residential Tenancies Act 1997 (RTA). You do not have to allow unlimited access to prospective purchasers, and you may not have to move.


Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of ACT

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