Do you have a written rental agreement that says the rental agreement was for a certain period of time, for example January 1 – December 31? If that time has expired, you may wonder if there is still a written rental agreement, or is there no written rental agreement?
It depends on what the written agreement says. If it states the dates and does not further address what happens when it expires, the written agreement ends, but the tenancy does not. That is because when you move in with the agreement of a landlord, the landlord must send a notice to end the tenancy, even if there is a written rental agreement which expires. In other words, the expiration of the agreement is not sufficient notice to end a tenancy.
A written rental agreement that expires on a certain date could include a clause that defines the length of the tenancy after that date has passed. It could say, for example, the tenancy continues from month to month. Or it could say if you don’t move out, the tenancy continues for another year.
Whatever it says, if the landlord wants you out, they have to give you a termination notice required by the tenancy you have.