tenancy at will


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tenancy at will

n. occupation of real property owned by another until such time as the landlord gives notice of termination of the tenancy (usually 30 days by state law or agreement) which may be given at any time. A tenancy at will is created by agreement between the tenant and the landlord, but it cannot be transferred by the tenant to someone else since the landlord controls the right to occupy. (See: tenancy)

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Occupation by licence, periodic tenancy and tenancy at will are the three scenarios that are most likely to arise if a tenant takes up early occupation of a building and it is therefore important for landlords understand how this impacts on the rights and responsibilities of both parties," said commercial property specialist Louisa Jakeman.
Finally, early occupation can create a tenancy at will, which usually arises by implication, where a tenant occupies the premises pending the grant of a lease.
I have agreed to take a tenancy of a unit in a shopping centre but the landlord is only willing to grant a tenancy at will.