What to Do in the Event of Death

Cancellation of a Lease on the death of a Lessee

To cancel the lease of a lessee who has died, the liquidator of the succession or the heir must give to the lessor notice as follows:

If the lessee was living with another person at the time of death

The lessor (who may also be the owner) must be given one month's notice during the month following the expiry of the two-month period after the death, if the person who was living with the lessee at the time of death did not avail himself of the right to become the primary lessee in the two months after the death.

If the person who was living alone at the time of death

 The lessor (who may also be the owner) must be given two months'notice within six months after the death.  

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