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. 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.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. 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.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
He of whom lands or tenements are holden. 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”. 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. Landlord and tenant. A phrase used to denote the familiar legal relation existing between lessor and lessee of real estate. The relation is. contractual, and is constituted by a lease (or agreement therefor) of lands for a term of years, from year to year, for life, or at will. Landlord’s warrant. A distress warrant ; a warrant from a landlord to levy upon the tenant’s goods and chattels, and sell the same at public sale, to, compel payment of the rent or the observance of some other stipulation in the lease.