Attorn or Attornment

Attorn or Attornment – it means to agree, implicitly or explicitly, to the future transfer of legal right towards somebody. The term is often used to describe a situation where a tenant, by staying on spot after the sale of the leased property, accepts to be a tenant of the new landlord; or where a person consents to (“attorns to”) the jurisdiction of a court which would not have otherwise had any authority over that person.

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