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The tenant moved into the residential property about a week ago.  The lease is for a six-month period and encompasses about four acres of rural property.  During the first week, the tenant found four ticks on his dog, presumably picked up from a wood pile on the rental property.  The tenant has insisted that she must cancel the lease based on these ticks. 


May the tenant cancel because her dog encountered four ticks while on the property?


Probably not.


The presence of four ticks on the grounds of a residence in a rural area is probably not a material breach.  The landlord therefore has no legal obligation to cancel the lease.