My rights as a commercial tenant

Hello, I currently rent a commercial unit in Ontario. My landlord is currently putting the property up for sale, and im very anxious about where that leaves me. Do I have to leave when the new owner buys the property? I'm only in my first year of the lease and have 2 more years to go! The landlord is somewhat hinting that its up to the new owner if i stay or go. Thanks for your time.

Asked 18 days ago in Hamilton, Ontario
Categories: Municipal Law  Real Estate  Business Law

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Hamoody Hassan

Answer by Hamoody Hassan

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The wording of the lease governs. If you have a firm lease in writing that complies with the Act, you cannot be removed due to a sale in most instances, absent a provision of the lease or unless you are in breach oif the lease. Meet all obligations, keep meticulous records, and be wary of landlord indulgences that imply you are agreeing to change the lease terms. Hamoody Hassan,1979 LSO # 19243E, Senior Counsel,

Posted 17 days ago

This is general advice, not based upon any particular case, fact or law: seek individual legal advice. I can only answer generally and cannot offer an opinion about your case. If you want an objective opinion or to interview with a lawyer, check out many lawyers on the internet like our firm who offer free consultations on contingency files. You can also phone the Law Society Lawyer Referral Service directly at 1-855-947-5255 or 416-947-5255 (within the GTA), Monday - Friday, between 9 am - 5 pm. They will provide 3 names of lawyers who handle cases like yours. Good Luck! Hamoody Hassan, Senior Counsel,

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