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In regards to lizlemon’s reply to zenlex: “rights for which we pay dearly” seems a bit extreme of a description. You are at the end of a two year lease. Your landlord has given you ample heads up that he/she wants to sell. Be respectful – find another place to live – and move out. Then you don’t have to deal with anything – and you’ll probably have to move out anyway. The new landlord and even your current landlord have full rights to raise your rent by ANY amount they want after the first year of a lease, which you have completed. And your landlord did not take advantage of that option. ( Yes – any rental under 4 units – you are a single – can be raised for any $$ amount – like – doubled. ) You are not getting screwed over. If you were getting screwed over you’d come home to a lockbox on your unit door as the indicator the unit was listed for sale. Also – no one is going to pay you more or cut your rent to leave your place “looking nice” – DC is a hot market – your sloppiness/stinkiness won’t factor in on a buyer’s choice. Reading your posting you sound like a youngster, a lil big for your britches, and lacking some real world experience. Are you paying your rent or are your parents? Just curious. Anyway – good luck – but – really, think about the landlord’s situation as well – it’s a small world and we all need to get along.