My wife and I are renting an appartment for which the lease is expiring on June 30. Back in March, the landlord contacted us, asking us to vacate the premises in June because he wants to sell the appartment. We managed to negotiate a deal with the landlord: we would be allowed to stay until end of August (when we leave HK to move to Australia, hence our desire to extend for 2 months only) and then we would move out. The landlord agreed and we got a written agreement.
Now, it turns out that the landlord sold the appartment and the new landlord gave us notice last week to vacate the premises at a month's notice. We contacted their agent and the new landlord herself. They are not respecting the deal we struck with the previous owner. The new landlord wants to move in end of June.
It all boils down to this: is the written agreement we received from the previous landlord legally binding? We started discussing a compromise but I'm wondering if we'd have a standing chance to enforce that written agreement if need be?
Thanks for any help you could provide!
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