Q: I have been living for the last 20 years in a month-to-month rental in a single-family residence. The landlord now is selling the property. What type of notice will I be given, 60- or 90-day? Does it go by the close of escrow? What if I stay? Also, is the landlord responsible for any cost in my moving expenses?

A: The answers to your questions depend on the definition of your housing situation and locale. You first need to establish whether you are a bona fide tenant or just an individual renting a room in someone’s house. Are you sharing the home with other renters? Is the house a duplex or sharing the lot with another residence?

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