The short answer is that your rights and obligations as tenants are the same the day after your landlord`s death as they are the day before your landlord`s death, whether or not there was a will. For example, if the periodic lease lasts from one month to the next, the tenant must have declared one month in advance that he or she wanted to move. Such communication should be made in writing. A periodic lease survives when a landlord dies, unless the lease agreement provides otherwise. When a property is managed professionally, the rental agent continues to act on behalf of the beneficiary, a simpler option for the tenant who, as before, contacts his existing contact. If the property was previously managed by the lessor, the tenant will have to take care of the executors of the lessor`s will, then the beneficiary, so this will obviously be a more difficult transition. .