If you were on a month to month lease, the new owner and you are also on a month to month lease. When such a lease exists, either party can terminate the lease agreement with proper written notice---for any reason or for no reason (except discrimination against a protected class). Bottom line- you will have to make a deal with the new owners, or find new digs. They can simply terminate the lease (in most states proper notice is 30 days, but I recall that FL requires only 15 days--(that said I am NOT a FL attorney)). You are in a weak bargaining position.
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Agreed. the new LL can change the lease terms since you are mo2mo. You can try to negotiate a 6-month lease or something else that may better fit your situation.
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The new owner will have the same rights that the former owner had.
The owner can terminate a month-to-month by giving at least 15 days' notice
in writing before the beginning of the next month (assuming rent due on the first).
Let the new owners know that you wish to continue on the month-to-month and intend to give them plenty of notice and will leave the premises in good condition when you do go.
Try to negotiate something.
If you wish to leave as of March 1st, 2013, then give notice in writing and mail it certified mail so they receive it by February 13 or 14, 2013.
Be sure to remove your items, clean very good, and take lots of pictures before turning over the keys and possession.
If you had something in writing that has since expired, read it over for any clauses that survive once the original written lease agreement ends, such as the security deposit paragraph.