Tacit Relocation Law and Legal Definition

Tacit relocation refers to implied or constructive renewal of a lease if notice is not given in good time. This happens on a year-to-year basis, when the landlord and tenant have failed to indicate their intention to have the lease terminated at the end of the original term. According to this Scottish principle, leases of land or buildings are renewed on the same conditions as previously existed if no notice of termination is given within the requisite period, subject to a maximum period of one year, applying in perpetuity until such notice is given. The concept is also known in the law of South Africa.