estate at sufferance

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The tenancy of a lessee who lawfully comes into possession of a landlord's real estate but who continues to occupy the premises improperly after his or her lease rights have expired.

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You should make sure that you do your best to handle any estate at sufferance as quickly as you can.

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He was violating the estate at sufferance and I wanted to know how he could stay there after the lease had expired.

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The estate at sufferance that he was enacting was of grave concern when his landlord had made numerous attempts to have him evicted from the property.

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