I’m buying a housing building, what is my responsibility?

If the property has three or more rental units, a new owner is required to comply with the requirements of the New Brighton Tenant Notification Ordinance.

New building owners are also responsible for obtaining a new rental license for the property regardless of whether the present owner has a license for the current year.

If you need any help understanding the ordinance or your next steps as a new owner, please contact the Department of Community Assets and Development. City staff wants to ensure all of your questions are answered well in advance of any sale.

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1. What is my responsibility as a seller?
2. I’m buying a housing building, what is my responsibility?
3. Can I raise rents, facilitate non-renewals without cause, make a material change to the lease, or re-screen existing residents during the three-month period following the transfer in ownership?
4. Are there any restrictions after the 90-day tenant notification period expires?
5. If a lease expires during the three-month notification period, can I raise the rent?
6. How can I learn more or file a complaint?