Tenancy At Sufferance

Tenancy At Sufferance

An agreement in which a property renter is permitted to live in a property after a lease term has expired, but before the landlord demands the tenant vacate the property. If a tenancy at sufferance occurs, the original lease conditions must be met, including the payment of any rents. Otherwise, the tenant can be evicted at any time without notice.

A tenancy at sufferance, also termed "estate at sufferance" or "holdover tenancy", arises when a tenant who has a lawful possession of a property (for example, a lease) holds over without the owner's consent. The only difference between a tenant at sufferance and trespasser is that the tenant entered into possession in a legal manner but has now overstayed his or her welcome.


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  • tenancy at sufferance — see tenancy Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. tenancy at sufferance …   Law dictionary

  • tenancy at sufferance — The tenancy of one who continues in possession after his right to possession has terminated, his original entry having been lawful. 32 Am J1st L & T § 75. The tenancy of a lessee holding over the term of his lease without objection on the part of …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tenancy by sufferance — See tenancy at sufferance …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • tenancy at sufferance — a tenancy that arises in an estate when a tenant under a lawful demise holds over after his estate is ended compare estate at sufferance …   Useful english dictionary

  • tenancy — ten·an·cy / te nən sē/ n pl cies 1: the holding of or a mode of holding an estate in property: a: a form of ownership of property: tenure b: the temporary possession or occupancy of property that belongs to another holdover tenancy …   Law dictionary

  • sufferance — suf·fer·ance / sə frəns, fə rəns/ n: consent or sanction implied by a lack of interference or failure to enforce a prohibition see also estate at sufferance at estate 1 tenancy at sufferance at tenancy …   Law dictionary

  • tenancy — A tenancy involves an interest in realty which passes to the tenant, and a possession exclusive even of that of landlord, except as lease permits landlord s entry, and saving his right to enter to demand rent or to make repairs. Layton v. A. I.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • tenancy — noun a) The occupancy of property etc, under a lease, or by paying rent. b) The period of occupancy by a tenant. See Also: co tenancy , fixed term tenancy, holdover tenancy, joint tenancy with right of survivorship, periodic tenancy, tenancy at… …   Wiktionary

  • sufferance — Endurance of pain or distress, physical or mental. Toleration; acquiescence. See bill of sufferance; estate by sufferance; tenancy at sufferance …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • estate at sufferance — the interest in a property held by one who remains in possession of or on the property after his tenancy has terminated compare tenancy at sufferance …   Useful english dictionary

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