tenancy at sufferance
tenancy at sufferance see tenancy

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

tenancy at sufferance
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."
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

tenancy at sufferance
n.
   a "hold-over" tenancy 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) which existed before it expired. The only difference between a "tenancy at sufferance" and a "tenancy at will" is that the latter was created by agreement.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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