Cancelling A Lease

Question

In which cases is it permissible to cancel a lease transaction?

Answer

It is permissible for a person to cancel a lease transaction due to valid Shar’ee reasons. A few of  them are listed below:

– If a person hires a shop to initiate a business and thereafter becomes a pauper then it will be permissible for him to cancel the lease transaction.

– If a person hires an animal for traveling and then decides not to travel then it will be permissible for him to cancel the lease transaction.

– If a person hires a house and the building collapses then it will be permissible for him to cancel the lease transaction.

– If a person hires a house in an area and then he intends shifting to another area then it will be permissible for him to cancel the lease transaction. 

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

References

Shami 6/76-83
Lubab 3/258

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