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Hello! I am a licensed attorney, admitted to practice in state and federal court. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. The answer to your question is no. A tenant cannot write a contract or chasing an owner's property without the owner's consent to gain ownership of the property. The reason is because unless the tenant is on the deed, they lack the ability to sell the property. This comes under an arcane legal principle called the “covenant of seisen.” This just means that a party warrants that they have the right to actual sell the property. If they do not, then the transfer is invalid.
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