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What do the first lease say about renewal?
Yes but what does it say about renewing the lease if you don't buy?
I had provided you with an answer. But, because you replied to your own reply without waiting to receive my answer answer it did not post. It is now lost.
I'm happy to do it again if you like. But before I go ahead I want to know if you do want to go ahead and as I do not want to spend time doing an answer over again if you aren't interested in receiving it.
Generally, verbal agreements to buy house are not binding. So in most cases the fact that he said you could still buy the house would not be binding in court.
However, the facts in your situation are quite exceptional. Because you were told that you could extend your lease which we had an option to purchase in it.
It seems what happened here is this person thought that he could trick you into continuing to think you could buy the house later on and so you would still pay the same level of rent but then decided to see if he could do better if can sell the house to someone else. No court will allow that.
I suggest your next step is to immediately retain a lawyer in your city and have the lawyer register a caveat on title so that the house will not be able to be sold. The lawyer at the same time will send a letter to the landlord threatening a lawsuit.
Does that help?
You are very welcome.