What is RUNNING LEASE?

Where a lease provided that the tenancy should not be confined to any portion of the land granted, but allowed the tenant the use of all the land he could clear, it was called in the old books a “running lease,” as distinguished from one confined to a particular division, circumscribed by metes and bounds, within a larger tract. Cowan v. Ilatcher (Tenn. Ch. App.) 59 S. W. 091.

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