What happens when your landlord dies?

Where does your rent go and can you be evicted from your rental?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    The dead landlord will likely have heirs to take over, and keep you there, paying what you now pay. You pay them. Property may sell.  Pay the new owner. 

  • 4 weeks ago

    If your landlord dies, the property will go to his estate and the rent will still need to be paid as usual. Should you not pay it, the executor of the estate will follow the normal procedures in collecting or eviction.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Nothing "happens" when the landlord or property owner dies.  Your rent continues to be owed to whomever now owns the unit. It could be owned by a corporation or a trust (which hasn't died, just because an individual died), or maybe owned by a legal successor to the title in the deed (e.g., right of survivorship), or may be passed along to one or more heirs.  Until the estate's representative figures that out, and officially notifies you, your rent would continue going to the same place it was before.

    Bottom line: It's not your problem, until they decide to terminate your rental agreement or not to renew it, for which they will notify you.

  • L
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    If a landlord dies - then the Property Owner will hire another landlord.  Contact the Property Owner and ask where the rent payments go now.

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  • garry
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    the property is either handed to the relatives or it pays anything it owes , such as tax , eletricity bill , water rates and council rates , r if there is no relatives the government sell it and the proceeds of the sale pay monies owed , whats left goes into state pocket .

  • 4 weeks ago

    The landlord's estate is due the rent payments. The landlord's estate must honor the rental agreement.  You can't be evicted unless you violate the rental agreement in some way. You can, however, be denied renewal of an expiring lease, or, if there is no lease, be given notice to vacate provided state law on the notice period is followed.  Being notified that you must vacate is NOT an eviction.

  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    For the tenant nothing changes you still pay your rent and it forms part of the persons estate, along with the rental property which will be inherited by their next of kin or named person/s who become your landlord....if you have a signed contract the new landlord takes over on the same terms/conditions, if you do not have a contract or fail to continue to pay your rent and breach your contract the new landlord can give you notice to leave and court evict you

  • 4 weeks ago

    Your rent continues to go to wherever you usually send it until told otherwise. The property is part of the landlord's estate, so goes to whoever inherits it.

  • 4 weeks ago

    You rent goes to whomever inherits the place from your landlord.

  • 4 weeks ago

    Assuming your landlord owns the property, then the property is part of her estate which will be distributed per her trust or will (or probate if there is neither). The contract (lease) you signed is still valid and must be honored. You must continue to pay rent which will also be dealt with in the estate. If you do not have a current lease, you could be given notice to vacate just like you could while your landlord was living.

        .There are other legal methods the rental property could have been owned through, but in the end everything above, from a tenant standpoint, would be the same.

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