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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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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Tony Payne of the Federation of Licensed Victuallers said: "This causes real concern.
Friend Kash Hayer was a member of the Licensed Victuallers Association with Mr Hayes, and had known him for 25 years.
The treasured Welsh gold chain, which belonged to the ladies' section of the Merthyr Tydfil Licensed Victuallers' Association, had been in one of two safes stolen from the Bruce Hotel, Dowlais, whose landlady and chairwoman of the group, Gwyneth Powell, was left distraught.
But John Hudson, of the Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations, said: "Licensees are responsible people.
Those licensees who miss out on the deadline will have to advertise their applications in a newspaper for a premises licence or will have to obtain a criminal conviction certificate in the case of a personal licence application, leading to further delay Tony Houlihan, Merseyside spokesman for the Licensed Victuallers Association, said landlords are getting tied up in red tape.
The site is now occupied by the Licensed Victuallers' School.
Brighouse man Tony Payne, chief executive of the Federation of Licensed Victuallers' Associations, works with landlords to try and keep pubs open.

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