I'm guessing I know the answer to this but someone told me it doesn't work this way.
I'm renting a shared house. I have an individual lease with the people who told me they were the landlord, and I pay rent to them directly. It turns out the people who claimed to be the landlord are not the actual owners of the house. They are telling us now the actual owners want to move into the house so we have to move out. Someone was telling me, we are just subletters since the people we signed the lease with aren't the owners, and therefore not protected at all by the Tenancy Act.
Does it work this way? At minimum I would argue that the people we signed the lease with lied by claiming they were the landlord.