Hold Over


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Hold Over

To continue in possession of an office and exercise the functions associated therewith following the expiration of the term thereof. To retain possession as a tenant of real property following the termination of the lease or tenancy at will.A hold over tenant is also known as a tenant at sufferance, since the tenant has no estate or title to the property but only possession thereof.

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