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When exactly does a lease agreement expire?

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[OP]
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When exactly does a lease agreement expire?

Question is: If your rental lease agreement expires on 31 July, do you have the right to that property until the midnight of that day?
The problem is that the current landlord wants us out by midday of that day which does not suit us because the new rental becomes available only in the evening.
How can we deal with this situation?
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[OP]
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Feb 7, 2019
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Anyone able to help with this question?
Thanks.
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Jyelong wrote: Anyone able to help with this question?
Thanks.
You don't give a location, but generally speaking, you have it for the entirety of the lease period. So it would be until 11:59 of July 31.

What are they going to do? Evict you? :)

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Jyelong wrote: Question is: If your rental lease agreement expires on 31 July, do you have the right to that property until the midnight of that day?
The problem is that the current landlord wants us out by midday of that day which does not suit us because the new rental becomes available only in the evening.
How can we deal with this situation?
Legally you have the unit until midnight of the last rental day.
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In Ontario, practically speaking, it never expires.
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In Alberta it's generally noon of the last day of the lease period unless there's an agreement of a different time. So a location (province would be helpful).... Also is anything listed on your least agreement? Many of the Alberta lease templates list the time as "12:00 o'clock noon" for the 1st and last day of the period.

>>> How can we deal with this situation?
If there's short mismatch in move-out/move-in times can you load up a rental truck with your stuff for the duration. Might be some extra costs for the truck rental.
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Landlord can only request. You the tenant are the boss in Ontario and do what you like. End of story.
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Singh_21 wrote: Landlord can only request. You the tenant are the boss in Ontario and do what you like. End of story.
The OP hasn’t clarified their location, despite it already being mentioned something that’s missing from their post.

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