periodic tenancy – tenancy where no definite time is agreed upon and the rate is fixed at so much per month (year, etc.)

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periodic tenancy:

1. A tenancy that automatically continues for successive periods — usually a month to month or year to year -unless terminated at the end of a period by notice.  *  A typical example is a month-to-month apartment lease.  This type of tenancy originated through court rulings that, when the lessor received a periodic rent, the lease could not be terminated without reasonable notice. — aka tenancy from period to period; periodic estate; estate from period to period (more specif.) month-to-month tenancy (or estate); year-to-year tenancy (or estate); week-to week tenancy (or estate). [1]

tenancy from month to month – A tenancy where no definite time is agreed upon and the rate is fixed at so much per month.  Thompson v Baxter, 107 Minn 122, 119 NW 979.

A tenancy created by a holding over after the expiration of a lease for months. 32 Am J1st L & T § 941.

An estate less than a freehold. 28 Am J2d Est § 150. [2]

1. A tenancy in which no definite term is agreed upon and the rate is so much per month; i.e., a tenancy under a month to month lease.
     See month to month to month tenancy.

2. A tenancy at will. 

3. The tenancy of a holdover tenant, i.e., a tenancy at sufferance.
     Compare tenancy from year to year. [3]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition
by Jack Ballantine 
(James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.


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