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A surrender of a lease may be implied, or it may occur by operation of law. This situation arises whenever the landlord and the tenant act in a manner that is inconsistent with the continued existence of the lease. Examples of such surrenders include:
the landlord granting a new lease of the same premises to the existing tenant
the tenant giving up possession of the premises (eg by returning the keys to the landlord and vacating) and the landlord either going back into possession of the premises or granting a new lease to a new tenant with the original tenant’s actual or presumed consent
the landlord and the tenant agreeing to extend the term of the le
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