It depends. If a tenant defaults and does not “cure” the default, as defined in the lease, this may constitute grounds for early termination. Additionally, some leases include language permitting either party to terminate before the end of the term as long as they provide written notice before terminating. Note, however, that if the lease is for five years, but the landlord can give a six-month notice of termination, then in effect, the tenant has six months’ security. If a landowner terminates early, s/he may owe the tenant the value of their unharvested crops, at a minimum. See our fact sheet “Termination …”.