Zhang owns a storefront in the downtown area. In 2008, Zhang leased the store to Lee, with a monthly rent of 12000 yuan and a lease term of 5 years. The two parties sign the lease contract and agree that the dispute shall be arbitrated by the Quanzhou Arbitration Commission.
In May last year, Zhang was trying to sell the store to Wang because of financial difficulties. Wang put forward to Li, because he is a new landlord, to re sign the contract, asking to rent up to 15000 yuan per month. Li believes he has signed a 5 year contract and the contract has not yet expired, and he does not agree to raise the rent. Wang submitted an arbitration request to the Quanzhou Arbitration Commission for the lifting of the lease contract. In the course of responding to the lawsuit, Li filed a separate arbitration request, asking the arbitration tribunal to determine that the contract for the sale of houses between Zhang and Wang was invalid. The arbitral tribunal shall amalgamate the case after the consent of the three parties. Li thinks he is the lessee and has the preemptive right. Zhang sells the store to Wang without his consent.
After the mediation of the arbitration tribunal, Lee withdrew the arbitration claim that the lease contract was invalid. After friendly negotiation, the two sides re signed the lease contract.
Case review: according to the 230th article of the contract law "the lessor sells the leased house, it should notify the lessee within a reasonable time limit before the sale, and the lessee has the right to buy it on the same condition". Zhang did enjoy the right of preemption in the case of the case. In addition, according to the 229th article of "contract law", "leasehold property changes during the lease does not affect the validity of the lease contract". Therefore, although Wang Mou in this case becomes a new owner of the house, the contract signed before Zhang is still legally effective for Wang Moufa.