The Tenants in Foreclosure Act protects you for ninety days. Tell them you will leave sooner if they double their offer.
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There is a lot of free information on the internet about The Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act. As Ms. Stage stated, generally speaking, even though it's month-to-month, you have 90 days from the date they gave you notice. Just tell them you are invoking the act. They can collect the monthly rent at the rate you were paying to the prior owner (if it was fair). So, if when you stated "and paying $1,000 dollars," you meant they wanted you to pay them $1,000, it would depend on the prior agreement. If you meant they were willing to give you $1,000, and you don't have any money to pay rent, then you might want to take that offer. In addition, if by "apartment" you meant "condo" and they are going to move into the property as their primary residence, then they can ask you to leave that quickly, or even quicker. You don't get 90 days then. Proving they are going to live there is another issue.
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