A landlord usually cannot evict a tenant personally

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Unformatted text preview: lease. Pay the rent—to pay the rent as it falls due. How can tenancy agreements be terminated? PROPERTY AND MORTGAGES Tenancy agreements for a fixed period can be terminated, as a general rule, only in accordance with the agreement. However, there are special cases where the tenant or the landlord may terminate other than as provided for in the agreement, such as where the premises are destroyed by fire or the premises become unfit for human habitation. The tenancy agreement may be terminated upon the breach of a covenant by the tenant or for other reasons specified in the legislation, such as the landlord requiring the premises for their own purposes. The landlord can recover possession by serving notice on the tenant to vacate the premises. A landlord usually cannot evict a tenant personally, or by having their agent enter the premises and physically taking possession. The landlord usually needs the approval of the tribunal or court. The landlord is not allowed to seize the tenant’s furniture or other goods to compensate for rent owing. Dispute settlement Residential tenancies legislation usually provides that ei...
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