No right to lease while there is an existing lease contract

The rule is that, when there is a lease contract, the lessor is obliged to maintain the lessee in the peaceful and adequate enjoyment of the lease for the entire duration of the contract. (Art. 1654, NCC). This is true only if the contract is valid, unlike in this case, where the contract is void, for having an existing contract of lease, hence, the lessor has no right to lease the same property. When the lessor entered into the contract, he was still obliged to maintain peaceful and adequate possession and enjoyment of its lease with the other lessee. (Bercero v. Capitol Dev’t. Corp., G.R. No. 154765, March 29, 2007).