I recently provided instructions to the property manager of one of my IPs to arrange a 6 month lease or alternatively allow the tenant to remain month - to - month. This is because I am considering selling mid next year and want to have the flexibility to offer vacant possession / do any repairs or minor renovation prior to sale. The property manager advised this week that they had signed the tenants up to a 12 month lease. I immediately flagged my concern and pointed out this was not what I had agreed. The response received was: “Regarding now the 12-month lease that’s fine if you were to sell the property still the tenants can be given notice though keep in mind the tenants can give a minimum of 2 weeks’ notice themselves once the property is for sale regardless of a month to month lease or fixed term. We can monitor the situation as we get closer to the selling period and advise accordingly.” I fully appreciate that the tenant can elect to terminate a fixed term lease when the property is being sold. The issue is it’s up to the tenant - I can’t force them to leave, which means I can’t guarantee vacant possession on sale. It appears I am stuck with the lease period so my thoughts were to revisit the situation mid-next year and if I want to proceed to sell early, advise the property manager it is up to them to arrange vacant possession (through offering the tenants compensation / alternative property etc). What do people think?