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Will the landlord agree to allow you to terminate the lease early?
Ok, then you can simply refuse to allow him to show the property that frequently as it would be a violation of your rights to "exclusive use and possession" of the property as well as "quiet enjoyment". You would have to work with him to allow some showings....maybe at set times when you and your children would be elsewhere.
But the fact that he is selling the property wouldn't give you legal grounds to break the lease unless he was trying to show the property so much as to unreasonably interfere with you living there.
With that said, if you breached the lease and moved elsewhere, he could hold you liable for any lost rent, but he would have to try and re-rent it in order to be considered to be acting in good faith in mitigating his damages. So if he is selling it, and doesn't try to re-rent it, then he couldn't hold you liable for any lost rent..
Whether he has to refund any deposit would depend on whether there were any damages when you moved out and whether you owed any delinquent rent or not..