Ann leases an office in Ted's building for a one-year term. At the end of the period specified in the lease, the lease ends without notice, and possession of the office returns to Ted.
If Ann dies during the period of the lease, what happens to the leased property?
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It depends on the State in which the lease was signed. In California, the law states that the landlord cannot re-lease the space until the expiration date of the lease, even in death. In all states, Ann's estate would be responsible for the rent until the expiration of the lease. The ...