Nov 18, 2015

Who is a Tenant at Will?

Tenants-at-Will live in a property with the landlord's permission but without a lease agreement. This is also referred to as a month-to-month tenancy because tenants pay rent once a month, in advance.

A person is a Tenant-at-Will if:

  • There is an oral agreement to rent;
  • There is a written agreement that either says the tenant has a month-to-month tenancy or the writing does not specify when the tenancy ends;
  • The written lease has ended, a new lease has not been signed and the landlord continues to accept rent at the beginning of each month without objection; OR
  • A valid notice to quit is served on the tenant and then later decide to allow him to stay in the property without a new lease.