tenancy at sufferance

The tenancy of one who continues in possession after his right to possession has terminated, his original entry having been lawful. 32 Am J1st L & T § 75. The tenancy of a lessee holding over the term of his lease without objection on the part of the landlord. 32 Am J1st L & T § 938. A tenancy at sufferance is of such a nature as necessarily implies an absence of any agreement between the owner and the tenant, and if express assent is given by the owner to such possession, the tenancy is thereby instanter converted into a tenancy at will, or from year to year, according to the circumstances. Willis v Moore, 59 Tex 628. See estate by sufferance.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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