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LANDLORD Definition & Legal Meaning

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lie of whom lands or tenements are hold on. He who, being the owner of an estate in land, has leased the same for a term of years, on a rent reserved, to another person, called the “tenant.” Jackson v. Harsen, 7 Cow. (N. Y.) 320, 17 Am. Dec. 517; Becker v. Becker, 13 App. Div. 342, 43 N. Y. Supp. 17. When the absolute property in or fee-simple of the land belongs to a landlord, he is then sometimes denominated the “ground landlord,” in contradistinction to such a one as is possessed only of a limited or particular interest in land, and who himself holds under a superior landlord. Brown.


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