Is “end of tenancy” the date the tenants moved out or the date of the end of the lease?

Asked on December 1, 2011 under Real Estate Law, North Carolina

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

The date of the end of the tenancy is the date the tenants must move out and it is also the date of the end of the lease. To be otherwise would not be consistent with contract law. Your end of tenancy is when the terms of your lease expire and you become a holdover tenant if you remain, which can subject you to eviction proceedings (and that history follows you on all background checks) or your landlord can allow you stay as a holdover, which requires you to continue to pay rent and you really won't get much notice when it comes to being asked to leave (either two weeks or thirty days depending on your lease agreement).


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