Tenant

Tenant – this┬álegal term finds application in the Real Estate Law. It refers to the figure of a person to whom a landlord grants temporary and exclusive use of land or a part of a building, usually in exchange for rent. The contract for this type of legal arrangement is called a lease (agreement). The word “tenant” originated under the feudal system, referring to land “owners” who held their land on tenure granted by a lord.

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