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A lessor of real property; the owner or possessor of an estate in land or a rental property, who, in an exchange for rent, leases it to another individual known as the tenant.


Landlord and Tenant.

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n. a person who owns real property and rents or leases it to another, called a "tenant." (See: lease, rent, lessor, lessee, tenant)

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one who grants a lease or tenancy to another, usually in return for a RENT. See LEASE.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

LANDLORD. He who rents or leases real estate to another.
     2. He is bound to perform certain duties and is entitled to certain rights, which will here be briefly considered. 1st. His obligations are, 1. To perform all the express covenants into which he has entered in making the lease. 2. To secure to the tenant the quiet enjoyment of the premises leased; but a tenant for years has no remedy against his landlord, if he be ousted by one who has no title, in that case the law leaves him to his remedy against the wrong doer. Y. B. 22 H. VI. 52 b, and 32 H. VI. 32 b; Cro. Eliz. 214; 2 Leon. 104; and see Bac. Ab. Covenant, B. But the implied covenant for quiet enjoyment may be qualified, and enlarged or narrowed according to the particular agreement of the parties; and a general covenant for quiet enjoyment does not extend to wrongful evictions or disturbances by a stranger. Y. B. 26 H. VIII. 3 b. 3. The landlord is bound by his express covenant to repair the premises, but unless he bind himself by express covenant the tenant cannot compel him to repair. 1 Saund. 320; 1 Vent. 26, 44; 1 Sedgw. on Dam. 429; 2 Keb. 505; 1 T. R. 812; 1 Sim. R. 146.
     3. His rights are, 1. To receive the rent agreed upon, and to enforce all the express covenants into which the tenant may have entered. 2. To require the lessee to treat the premises demised in such manner that no injury be done to the inheritance, and prevent waste. 3. To have the possession of the premises after the expiration of the lease. Vide, generally, Com. L. & T., B. 3, c. 1; Woodf. L. & T. ch. 10; 2 Bl. Com. by Chitty, 275, note; Bouv. Inst. Index, h.t.; 1 Supp. to Ves. Jr. 212, 246, 249; 2 Id. 232, 403; Com. Dig. Estate by Grant, G 1; 5 Com. Dig. tit. Nisi Prius Dig. page 553; 8 Com. Dig. 694; Whart. Dig. Landlord & Tenant. As to frauds between landlord and tenant, see Hov. Pr. c. 6, p. 199 to 225.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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A pet monkey owned by a land lord Imtiaz turned furious in the area of Chak 71 Janoobi Bhagtanwala and attacked the persons sitting in dera of the landlord leaving two persons injured.
According to detail SSP Ghotki Kamran Nawaz taken a serious notice on the killing of labourer Ramzan Khokhar by tortured of influential land lord in Yaroo Lund and police arrested the son of land lord Mashghool Lund and directed the heirs of deceased to contact with SHO Yaroo Lund for registration of FIR.
On the occasion, land lord Imtiaz Rahoo, Ghulam Ali Rind,Shahnwaz Manjhoto, Ali Hassan Unar, Mansoor Rawal,Tamoor Rajput, Riaz ujan, Ameer Gul Rind, Manzoor Channa , Noor din keerio and others spoke.
Sources said that, goat of the victim, Allah Yar made her way into the fields of one land lord Allah Rakha and destroyed the crop.
On the occasion, land lord Imtiaz Rahoo, Ghulam Ali Rind, Shahnawaz Manjhoto, Ali Hassan Unar, Mansoor Rawal, Taimoor Rajput, Riaz Ujan, Ameer Gul Rind, Manzoor Channa , Noor din Keerio and others spoke.
After Abu Bakar cleared the debt by working at the farm and tried to return to his home, Israr and his associates stopped him forcibly from going back and upon his refusal, the land lord and his associates cut his hands with a cutter.
KHAIRPUR -- Banking court declared three land lord as proclaimed offenders and issued arrest warrants against 10 other defaulters on Saturday.
The dogs bit her severely and later the men of land lord threw her unconscious and bloody body outside their home.
Land is encroached by, and calls for punishment against, some of the biggest land lords in Pakistan.
Keeping in view the community awareness session the speaker said that due to lack of education and mass awareness among us, we are backward today; we live under threats of local land lords who use their power and influence to keep the rural ones in ignorance besides quoted by Shifa it understands that by social mobilization we can educate the mass.
Malak Zahid Khan Mohmand told the Jirga that Mohmand district shares boundary with Charsadda till Subhan Khwar Shabqadar and the claim of Shabqadar land lords were baseless.