It is vital that the occupier of a property signs the sale contract. This applies to adult occupiers over the age of 18, but not to minors and children.
The buyer’s solicitor will insist on this.
This ensures the occupier Is not an owner, has no rights to stay in the property and understands the property is being sold and they must vacate.
No buyer wants the seller’s occupier still in residence after completion.
An occupier who cannot sign the relevant part of the sale contract should seek independent legal advice before signing away any rights.