Is it legal in the state of ma for my landlady to sign my 30 day notice to quit in the new owners name?
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If you were given a 30 Day Notice to Quit in the name of the new owner, at a time when the new owner did not own the building for whatever the reason, then the Notice to Quit is defective per-se. If you were given a 30 Day Notice to Quit in the name of the old owner, and then the house sold, again, your Notice to Quit is now void because once the old owner sells the property, he no longer has the right to evict a tenant for no cause. The new owner would have to serve you with a new 30 Day Notice to Quit, after the new owner closed on the property.
Now your questoin is a little confusing as to whose name the Notice to Quit is actually in. The landlady or the new owner? The landlady can sign the Notice to Quit on behalf of the new owner if the new owner gives her that power on his behalf.. that said, he still can't issue you a 30 Day Notice to Quit if he's not the current owner of the property on the day the Notice to Quit is issued.