REALWorld Law

Commercial leases

Recovering real estate from a lessee

What does a lessor need to do to ensure that a lessee leaves on the date originally agreed?



Unless a common law or statutory rule is engaged, or unless the lease permits a holding-over period, tenants who continue to possess the leased property after the lease’s termination can be treated as trespassers and the landlord can take immediate action to remove the tenant, which may include an order for possession from the relevant Court.