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The tenant need not worry. The death of the landlord does not terminate the lease. Rather, the estate and its heirs simply take the property subject to the existing lease. The tenant should simply stay put and call the police if the estate administrator or heirs make any effort to forcibly evict the tenant. As long as the tenant is in compliance with the terms of the lease, the tenant has every legal right to remain in tenancy until the expiration of the term of the lease. If the owners want the tenant out earlier than that, the owners are going to need to pay the tenant enough to cause the tenant to agree to leave early.
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