When a property houses a tenant, the corresponding clauses must be inserted into the GSP in order to put an end to the empty property, because the property is not actually evacuated. If free possession is not given to the buyer at closing, it must be indicated in the GSP. Since the buyer takes over the lease and becomes the owner, all of these aspects must be covered by the GSP. “Some sellers make the mistake of ignoring the issue of empty possession,” Bloom says. “It is in a pre-printed clause, so that they embellish without realizing that they must terminate this clause in the agreement if the tenant stays.” Even if appropriate legal steps are taken to remove a tenant, the tenant may object and further legal action may be necessary. If the GSP declares that free possession is given after completion, but the tenant does not leave, the sellers could violate the agreement. It is important that the buyer and seller consult with their lawyers when the transactions involve the tenants. Lawyers can advise on the process of terminating a rental agreement (or if this has been agreed) and ensure that the corresponding clauses are inserted into the GSP to reflect the parties` agreement on these issues. Lease surrender – If tenants terminate their contract before the specified deadline expires, APS will discuss the application with the landlord. If the tenant agrees to pay the full rent until the contract expires or an appropriate replacement expires, the tenant is assigned and the original tenant (s) is then released from his obligations. The tenant is responsible for covering the reasonable costs incurred by the lessor when the property is relocated. The right to lease is complex and a lease can only be terminated for certain reasons. At the end of a rental period, this will result: personal occupation when moving in; The owner sells and the buyers move in; or the owner is planning major repairs.