Where the tenant evacuates the premises before the expiry of the term of the contract, the tenant is usually still liable for paying the rent for the entire term of the lease (provided that the lease is not in a jurisdiction that allows the tenant to terminate a fixed-term lease prematurely). If the lessor is able to re-lease the premises before the end of the injuring tenant`s lease, the injuring tenant is usually no longer obliged to pay the rent, as the lessor cannot recover the double rent of the premises. The lease agreement does not necessarily end when the lease expires. When a «periodic» term is chosen, the rental agreement is automatically renewed on the basis of the same conditions as the first lease, unless it is modified by a formal termination in accordance with the legal provisions. .