GEMINIANO V. CA
259 SCRA 344
Petitioner’s mom owned a parcel of land. A bungalow was constructed on a portion of it. She sold the land to Nicholas, promising that she would also sell the land wherein the bungalow was constructed on. The mother then leased the land, including the house. Nicholas then introduced improvements. The lease was terminated and not renewed.
While the right to let property is an incident to the title and possession, a person may be a lessor and occupy the position of landlord to his tenant although he is not the owner of the premises let.
The private respondents may not be considered as builders or possessors in good faith. They knew that their possession is only within the life of the lease. Consequently, they are not entitled to any indemnity.