Can a leased property be sold? Tips and Considerations

Selling a property with a tenant in place might seem challenging, but with the right approach and guidance, it can be a smooth and successful process. In this article, we will provide essential tips and insights to help you navigate the sale of your leased property while respecting the rights of your tenants.

Assessing Buyer Profiles and Evaluating Lease Conditions


When selling a leased property, it is essential to consider the type of buyer most likely to be interested in your property. If your target buyer is an owner-occupier, having a long lease in place could be a potential deterrent. Remember that fixed lease terms need to be honoured unless both parties agree to an early termination.


Your property manager or real estate agent can help negotiate an early end to the lease if necessary, ensuring that you are prepared when the right buyer comes along.

Maximising Property Appeal


Creating a positive impression of your property is vital for a successful sale. However, it can be challenging to control the presentation of a leased property. To address this issue, consider offering to have the property cleaned on the tenants' behalf before open houses or viewings. This gesture will not only benefit the tenants but also help you showcase your property in the best light.


Be mindful that open houses can be inconvenient for tenants, especially if multiple viewings are scheduled. Offering an incentive or token of appreciation can encourage cooperation and create a more positive experience for all parties involved.

Navigating Legalities and Open Communication


While tenants may refuse access to the property without reasonable notice or due to an excessive number of viewings, the right real estate agent can help you navigate these legal requirements with ease. Open communication and adherence to tenancy laws are crucial for a smooth selling process.



Selling a leased property doesn't have to be a complicated endeavour. With effective communication, courtesy, and an understanding of tenancy laws and regulations, you can successfully navigate the sale of your leased investment while still maximising the price. To ensure a seamless process, it is advisable to work with experienced real estate professionals who can guide you from start to finish.


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