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Lessor may demand eviction if lessee expressed its intention not to vacate upon expiration of the lease

November 21, 2017

A lessor and a lessee negotiated the renewal of the lease at the end of the year, but when the negotiations failed, the lessee announced that as far as it is concerned an agreement had been executed and it does not intend to vacate the property at the end of the year.

The Court held that when a landlord believes that there is an indication that the tenant will not vacate the property on time, it is entitled to immediately file an eviction claim and there is no need to wait until the end of the term because the tenant's notice constitutes an anticipatory breach of the agreement between the parties.