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Periodic Tenancy

A form of tenancy that continues for successive or continuous periods until either the tenant or the landlord gives proper notice and ends the tenancy. E.g. L leases to T for month to month. Periodic tenancy is also created when lease makes no mention of the type of tenancy but sets a payment schedule, or when the tenancy for years is in violation of statute of frauds, or when in a residential lease, the landlord allows a tenant to wrongfully stay past the termination of the original lease. Notice is required to terminate periodic tenancy. If tenancy is month-to-month, then one month notice is required. In a wee-to-week tenancy, one week notice is required. But if tenancy is year-to-year or more, then only 6 months notice is required.

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