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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.


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


noun agrorum possessor, lessor, owner of an estate in land, owner of lands, owner of tenements, propietory owner, proprietor
Associated concepts: ejectment proceeding, landlord's lien
See also: landholder, landowner, lessor, proprietor


one who grants a lease or tenancy to another, usually in return for a RENT. See LEASE.

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.

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AS a former publican, I can clearly remember our union, the Licensed Victuallers Association, fighting with councils over the proliferation of drink licences.
Among those calling on action from the Government is Tony Payne, chief executive of the Licensed Victuallers Association.
Gerald Blackburn, chairman of Cynon Valley Licensed Victuallers Association and the Pub Watch scheme, said:
John Hudson, of the Federation of Licensed Victuallers, said last night he was concerned pub owners and managers were being bogged down by paper work.
TONY PAYNE, head of the Federation of Licensed Victuallers which represents self-employed publicans, said tipping varies.
Members of the National Union of Licensed Victuallers had applied for an extra half hour at weekends so last orders would be at 11pm.
Ministers say pubs should attract more food trade instead, although research by trade lobbyists Licensed Victuallers Wales found that of the country's 3,700 pubs, 35% serve no food at all: a further 29% rely on it for less than a quarter of turnover.
Chairman of the Brighouse-based Federation of Licensed Victuallers , Tony Payne, is also worried about the findings.
The protest was organised by Licensed Victuallers Wales, with the help of trade magazine The Publican.
The Licensed Victuallers Wales claims about half the pubs in the Rhondda could go out of business because of a downturn in trade following a smoking ban.
Tony Payne of the Licensed Victuallers Association, said: "This is over the top.

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