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WA Property Law - Is Agreement Now Considered Void?

Discussion in 'Property Law Forum' started by HelsBels, 22 September 2016.

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  1. HelsBels

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    Our landlord sold the property we rent and I know that our agreement just rolls on to the new owner, but is there a way out of it under Property Law?

    I have read the agreement and there is nothing breached in the terms, but on the agreement it states the landlords name (which is now the previous owner) and then care of the Rental Company.

    Can this agreement be void due to the fact that the name stated is no longer the owner?
     
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    Yes, but the agreement may also allow for assignment by the landlord. Check your agreement.
     
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    Hi Rod,

    I've had a look through the lease agreement and can't see anything saying "assignment by the landlord"?
     
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    Good. Next step is to have a talk with the agent about this and see if they can point to anything else that prevents you leaving. If they do, ask for the legal basis of their position.
     
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