A tenancy at sufferance is created when a tenant wrongfully holds over past the end of the durational period of the tenancy (for example, a tenant who stays past the experation of his or her lease). In this case, the landlord can hold over the tenant to a new tenancy, and collect rent for the period the tenant has held over.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A description of the nature of the tenancy that is created after a lease has expired, but before the landlord has demanded that the tenant quit (vacate) the premises. During a tenancy at sufferance the tenant is bound by the terms of the lease (including payment of rent) that existed before it expired. Also known as a "holdover tenancy."
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:25 pm