In most cases the tenant will be compensated significantly if the Tenancy Tribunal finds that a house was sold following an unreasonably short tenancy, unless it made clear from the start that the house was to go on the market. In the case where a property is sold and there is a fixed term tenancy in place, then the tenants are entitled to choose whether or not they would like to stay on until the remainder of the term under the same agreement, with a new owner.