Home Buyer's options when purchasing home with long-term tenantsHey all- I know this is a sensitive subject and I need some advice. I'm looking to buy a home in New Orleans that is currently being occupied by long-term renters. I am not sure if their initial lease has expired and they are now month to month or if they are in the middle of an agreement (I plan to find out asap and will update the question). In either case, it would be great if there were somewhere to find out about what rights I have as the potential home-buyer with regard to the tenants. In this case, it is a duplex and I would like to move the tenants out because the place needs repairs that will take me some time to make. After making them, I would like to invite them to move back in if they still are interested but as a result of the improvements a new lease agreement would have to be arrived at. I've been a renter my entire life and do not want to violate the renter's rights, however I feel like I have the right to protect my investment and find renters who will do the same. Does anyone know where to find official documentation related to this issue or have any advice? Thanks in advance...December 13 2011 - New Orleans00YesReport a ProblemProblemSelect oneOffensive contentIrrelevant contentSpam (pure self-promotion)OtherDetailsYour emailPlease enter a valid email address.Submit CancelContent flaggedWe will review this content. Thanks for helping make the site more useful to everyone. To learn more, read Zillow's Good Neighbor Policy.We're sorry. This service is temporarily unavailable. Please come back later and try again.