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What Is Tenancy at Sufferance?

Both landlords and tenants have rights and responsibilities -- even after the lease term ends.

[Updated: Feb 04, 2021 ] Sep 01, 2020 by Barbara Bellesi Zito

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Tenant Rights and Responsibilities Landlord Rights and Responsibilities
Right to privacy Can renew/grant a new lease or find a new tenant
Can file a complaint about unsafe property Must maintain safe/habitable property
Can ask for a new lease/renewal Must give notice before entering occupied unit
Can ask for stay in court if eviction proceedings begin Can serve a notice to vacate/quit followed by eviction proceedings (some states may allow eviction to happen right away)

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