Real Estate Law
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If a person rents out a house when they are not the lawful owner, the real owner can void the transaction. This then gives the tenant a cause of action against the lessor (the party that rented out the property).
However, if appearances were such that the lessor did have ownership of the property (ie the actual owner allowed the person to make such representations) then the court would also, under principles of equity (justifiable reliance, misrepresentation) then the tenant could also name the actual owner as a defendant.
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