Tenancy From Month to Month Law and Legal Definition

Tenancy from month to month is a type of tenancy created where no definite term of letting is specified by the parties and the rent is payable monthly. A tenant who pays rent monthly and has no lease is a tenant from month to month.

A tenancy from month to month is created prima facie by the reservation, or the payment of rent, with reference to such a period when no period for the duration of the tenancy is named. The view of many jurisdictions is that a letting at a monthly rent, for no definite period, prima facie creates a tenancy from month to month. [Elliott v. Birrell, 127 Va. 166 (Va. 1920)].