Did you know... June 22, 2015

Tenant or Occupant – Who???

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There is a difference between a tenant and an occupant. A tenant, also known as a lessee, is legally responsible for the terms of the lease. An occupant has no leasehold rights to the property but does have the right to occupy the premises.  This right is derived from the tenant’s rights. The occupant can therefore remain in the rental property only as long as the tenant is in compliance with the lease.

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