You need to have an attorney review the lease the you signed to see if it has any provisions regarding what happens in the event of a sale of the property. Most likely, the new owner must honor your lease. In other words, the house can still be sold but you would just pay rent to the new owner. If this is not consistent with the landlord's position, then you probably have a fight on your hands, which is why it would be prudent to have an attorney review your options now.
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No, leases usually survive the sale of the property and the new owner must honor the lease entered into by the prior owner.
This response does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and I. I am not your lawyer and I am not representing you in the underlying issue stated in your question. The response I have offered is not intended to be relied upon, you should seek out an attorney to assist in this matter.