A landlord can evict a tenant who has filed for bankruptcy. While bankruptcy is frustrating for all creditors, landlords who know the rules can protect themselves better than other creditors when dealing with tenants. When bankruptcy is filed, a landlord should know the status of the lease, what rights the tenant can exercise, and what options are available to the landlord. The bankrupt tenant has the right to reject the lease within the same 60-day period. If the tenant does not assume the lease, it automatically rejects, or cancels, the lease. A tenant can reject a lease before the 60-day period expires.