periodic tenancy


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periodic tenancy

A tenant's right to possess and use property for periods defined by the amount of rent paid. If rent is paid on a monthly basis, then the tenancy continues month to month as the tenant chooses to stay and the landlord chooses to continue accepting rent.If the tenant pays rent on an annual basis, for an entire year at a time, then the tenancy continues on a year-to-year basis. Consumer protection laws define the amount of notice necessary to terminate a periodic tenancy for residential properties.Usually,the landlord must give 10 days notice for a week-to-week tenancy and 60 days notice for a month-to-month tenancy.

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Each province has its own law which states the reasons that a landlord is allowed to terminate a periodic tenancy.
If you haven't done anything wrong, then your landlord can only give you notice to end a periodic tenancy if the property is .
A tenant can end a periodic tenancy by issuing a valid notice to quit to you as landlord.
Alternatively, if the tenant has access to the premises and is paying rent at intervals, this kind of situation can give rise to a periodic tenancy.
A periodic tenancy can become a business tenancy which can only be terminated by giving between six and 12 months' notice and serving a Section 25 notice, in which must be stated appropriate grounds for opposing the tenancy.
The High Court examined the conduct of the parties in the postexpiry period to establish whether the property had been occupied by the tenant under a periodic tenancy or a tenancy at will.
For example, where the first day of a periodic tenancy is the 4th of the month, the last day will be the 3rd.
TDS will assume that the tenancy has continued on a "same terms" statutory periodic tenancy and protection from the scheme will not end.
It's not enough to know when you pay the rent, because you could pay the rent once a month in a periodic tenancy as well as in a fixed term tenancy.
If a statutory periodic tenancy arises because you allow the tenant to stay on after the fixed term ends, the period will be the interval at which rent is paid.
The length of the notice can vary depending upon three factors: (1) the party giving the notice; (2) the kind of periodic tenancy in force; and (3) the reasons for the proposed termination.
Otherwise it is a periodic tenancy, for example, monthly.

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