A building I am considering is occupied by several commercial tenants. If I buy the building, can I evict them? REL-1028
Generally not. If a tenant has a legally valid tenancy and is current on the rent and all other lease obligations, the law usually lets the tenant remain in possession until the end of the lease, regardless of who owns the building. Your best bet is to ask the seller of the property for an estoppel certificate concerning each tenant since your ownership of the building will likely be subject to those leases.
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