So I'm looking at a small 2br house withh a "long term tennanct" but the seller states that the owner will be responsible for the Certificate of Occupancy and all certifications. And "tenant is not to be disturbed" What could this possibly mean?
@John S Lewis , that is weird, its kind of like a paradox. How can the inspector come and give it a clear certificate of occupancy when they can't even come in to inspect it? If PA and NJ landlord laws are about the same, you need the Certificate of Occupancy to be able to rent (I know its required in PA). Have the realtor talk to the seller's agent and clarify what your intentions are and need of the tenant to comply so as to be able to close on the property.
The seller's lease very likely contains an inspection clause. Buyer and seller can arrange a time. Seller will communicate the time to the tenant and arrange for cooperation. My leases have a 24 hour notice requirement if the inspection is not for an emergency.
What did you find.
Either the tenant is a nightmare or the seller for some reason does not want the tenant to know he is selling.
My guess is the tenant is the issue, maybe a hoarder.
@John S Lewis maybe I'm misreading or misunderstanding your post, but it sounds like to me the posting is saying "don't worry about obtaining a CO the seller will take care of it and don't bother the tenant in your due diligence". Basically you may be buying sight unseen, but it doesn't sound like obtaining the CO would be your problem to deal with.
@John S Lewis probably a good reason to get out of the deal!
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