Landlord selling apartment - legal protections?
Our landlord has just told me that he wants to sell our apartment. He has told us this before but previously said in September 2017, not now. We have our contract with him until August 2017.
The email he has sent basically says:
- the buyer will likely want the apartment empty when they move in
- he has asked us to keep the apartment in "perfect order and super clean for visits", whilst also saying that "in the last months I've seen the apartment in a very poor condition"... we clearly have different standards. I fully expect him to try and rip us off, but that's a different matter
What legal protections do we have about being kicked out when a new buyer takes over? Does the new buyer have to keep us until the original contract runs out, or is that then null and void? Do I have a legal requirement to keep the place in a 'perfect condition' for viewings? Does he have to give advance notice of viewings?
I must admit I'm also pretty annoyed about him saying that we don't keep the apartment in a great condition, especially as there have been numerous problems with the flat including a dishwasher that doesn't work for 6 months, wiring in the lights which kept tripping and the electrician saying it was a death trap, and last and not least the poor toilet plumbing which has resulted in our bathroom being covered in sewerage from the block TWICE. Rant over!