Is it possible to pay for a tenancy at will without having the tenancy at will becaome a periodic tenancy?
I ask this because a classmate told me that you cannot pay for a tenancy at will. The moment you pay it becomes a periodic tenancy. Something about what my classmate said is very strange. Then again, if tenancy at will does not involve payment I can see why the landlord/roommate would be able to terminate it whenever he/she wishes. The landlord is basically just doing the tenant a favor if not asking for money. I guess it is kind of like how my parents haven't kicked me out or asked for rent even though I still live with them.
BTW, I noticed that a lot of websites are saying that a month-to-month tenancy and a tenancy at will are interchangeable. I don't think this is correct but if I am wrong please let me know in detail why because if I am wrong then I am almost certain that this fact would figure in to the answer to my question.