Landlord-Tenant Law - Melissa D Allison Landlord-Tenant Law...

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Melissa D. AllisonLandlord-Tenant LawLEG100 – Business Law IProfessor Nicholas MylesDecember 13th, 2015
Landlord-Tenant LawIn discussing landlord-tenant law, there is a combination of three areas of law. The three areasof law which are involved in landlord-tenant law are property, contract, and negligence (Beatty, Samuelson, & Sanchez-Abril, 2015). In addition, there are multiple type of tenancy available in alandlord-tenant relationship. Furthermore, the landlord, as well as the tenant, both have duties, aspart of the relationship. Firstly, property law greatly influences landlord-tenant law. The landlord is giving rights to real property to the tenant. However, the landlord is also keeping the right to possess the propertywhen the lease ends with the tenant (Beatty, Samuelson, & Sanchez-Abril, 2015). Secondly, contract law is involved, as there is a basic agreement created between the two parties involving the property, which is otherwise known as a lease. Lastly, negligence law determines how much liability is held by the landlord, as well as how much liability is held by the tenant, if there is an injury to a person or the property (Beatty, Samuelson, & Sanchez-Abril, 2015). Furthermore, there are four types of tenancy available in a landlord-tenant relationship. The first type is a tenancy for years. In tenancy for years, the lease is valid for a stated and fixed amount of time. This type of lease terminates when the stated period is over (Beatty, Samuelson, & Sanchez-Abril, 2015). The second type of a periodic tenancy. A periodic tenancy is a lease set for a fixed amount of time, and then it continues on for additional periods of time, until one partynotifies the other party of the termination (Beatty, Samuelson, & Sanchez-Abril, 2015). The thirdtype is tenancy at will. This type of lease has no fixed duration, and it can be terminated at any time by either party. The fourth and final type of tenancy at sufferance. In this type of tenancy, a tenant stays on the premises, although the landlord wishes for him or her to vacate. In this type of
tenancy, the landlord can choose to either evict the tenant through legal means, or they may forcethe tenant to pay rent for a new rental period (Beatty, Samuelson, & Sanchez-Abril, 2015).

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