What Happens to the Lease Agreement If Your Tenant Dies?
Death does not terminate the lease obligations automatically. The property, debts, and contracts of deceased tenants will be transferred to the estate or next of kin. In most states, landlords are liable for any unpaid rent for the remainder of the lease term. When this happens, be sure to consult an attorney, as you are still obligated as a landlord to find a tenant to fill the vacancy.
Before the expiry of the tenancy period, a resident's property will remain liable unless the resident's estate relinquishes possession of the premises to the landlord, who in turn can sublet the property to a new tenant.
- What Do You Do When a Tenant Damages Your Property?
- Can You Cut off Utility Services from the Tenant?
- What Do You Do When the Tenant Breaks the Lease Before the Agreed Date?
- What Do You Do When Tenants Violate Their Basic Legal Responsibilities?
- What Happens When You Fail to Monitor the Tenants' Activities?
- How Do You Deal With a Tenant’s Illegal Activity in Your Property?
- What Are Some Common Neighbor Disputes?
- What Do You Do When a Neighbor Is a Nuisance?
- Are You Liable If Your Tenant’s Neighbor Is Causing a Nuisance?