Contributed By Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
A tenant does not have the right to occupy the property after its lease expires or terminates, but a landlord can create a month-to-month tenancy. Any “holdover” occupancy would be subject to fines or higher rents, such as 150% of the rent. A tenant can also be liable for actual damages from loss of a subsequent lease due to inability to deliver possession to a subsequent tenant.
A landlord can provide the appropriate notice and file an unlawful detainer action, which is an eviction.