My landlord is buying the house listed as her "primary residence" with the mortgage company, but she doesn't live in it. She rents it out to other people.
If the landlord never had any intention to live in the property when they took out the loan, then technically that would be mortgage fraud. On the other hand, if the landlord moves into the property when they buy it, they do not have to live there for the entire term of the loan. They can decide to rent the property and move somewhere else.
Of course, none of that has any effect on your relationship with the landlord as a tenant and the mortgage company is unlikely to be very interested unless the mortgage payments become delinquent.
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