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A landlord, is the owner of a house, apartment, condominium, or real estate which is rented or leased to an individual or business, who is called the tenant. In the United Kingdom the manager of a public house (pub) is also called the landlord or, more formally, as the licensed victualler. A female landlord can either be called a landlady or simply landlord. When a juristic person is in the same position the term landlord is used. Other terms used are lessor and owner, the term landlady is used in some jurisdictions for females. The tenant can also be called a lesee or renter. Several two-story houses located in Lynnwood, WA. A house in Pathanapuram, Kerala (India) A house, a structure used for habitation by people, generally has walls and a roof to shelter its enclosed space from precipitation, wind, heat, and cold. ... An apartment estate in Singapore; such blocks make up the majority of public housing in Singapore. ... This article refers to a form of housing. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with rental agreement. ... This article or section should include material from Tenancy agreement A lease is a contract conveying from one person (the lessor) to another person (the lessee) the right to use and control some article of property for a specified period of time (the term), without conveying ownership, in exchange for... A leasehold estate is an ownership interest in land in which a lessee or a tenant holds real property by some form of title from a lessor or landlord. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... A juristic person is a legal fiction through which the law allows a group of natural persons to act as if it were a single composite individual for certain purposes. ... Look up Female in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

A charity called the Licensed Victualler's National Homes exists to serve the retirement needs of Britain's pub landlords. The charity also runs a private boarding school, in Ascot, Berkshire, which in addition to regular fee-paying pupils, provides discounted education prices for the children of landlords and others in the catering industry.

In the United States, landlord-tenant disputes are primarily governed by state law (not federal law) regarding property and contracts. State law and, in some places, city law or county law, sets the requirements for eviction of a tenant. Generally, there are a limited number of reasons for which a landlord can evict his tenant before the expiration of the tenancy, though at the end of the lease term the rental relationship can generally be terminated without giving any reason. Some cities have laws establishing the maximum rent a landlord can charge, known as rent control, and related just cause eviction controls. There is also an implied warranty of habitability, whereby a landlord must maintain safe, decent and habitable housing, meeting minimum safety requirements such as smoke detectors and a locking door. State law, in the United States, is the law of each separate U.S. state, as passed by the state legislature and signed into law by the state governor. ... Federal law is the body of law created by the federal government of a nation. ... Property designates those things that are commonly recognized as being the possessions of a person or group. ... A contract is any promise or set of promises made by one party to another for the breach of which the law provides a remedy. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Rent control refers to laws or ordinances that set price controls on residential housing. ... Just cause eviction controls or Just Cause are laws that protect renters by ensuring that landlords can only evict with proper cause, such as a tenants failure to pay rent or destruction of property. ... An implied warranty is a common law term used in United States contract law to describe certain assurances that are presumed to be made with the sale of goods or realty because of the circumstances of the sale. ...

A rental agreement, or lease, is the contract defining such terms as the price paid, penalties for late payments, the length of the rental or lease, and the amount of notice required before either the landlord or tenant cancels the agreement. In general, the landlord is responsible for repairs and maintenance, and the tenant is responsible for keeping the property clean and safe. A rental agreement is a contract, usually written, between the owner of a property and a renter who desires to have temporary possession of the property. ... A contract is a legally binding exchange of promises or agreement between parties that the law will enforce. ...

Many landlords hire a property management company to take care of all the details of renting their property out to a tenant. This usually includes advertising the property and showing it to prospective tenants, and then, once rented, collecting rent from the tenant and performing repairs as needed. It has been suggested that Property maintenance be merged into this article or section. ...

Sometimes the terms "slumlord" or "ghetto landlord" are used in reference to the owner of dilapidated buildings in blighted urban areas. As a result of declining demand and declining real estate prices, these landlords were often left with completely unprofitable properties and found themselves unable to pay for renovation and the regular maintenance of their property. The situation in many American slums became so dire that landlords were known to set their own buildings on fire in an attempt to collect on the insurance policy. A slum lord (also spelled slumlord) is a derogatory term assigned to some landlords, who maximize profit by spending little on property maintenance and conversely charging low rents to tenants, often in deteriorating neighborhoods. ... Homes in Monterey County, California, are some of the most expensive in the Unites States. ...

See also

The Landlord Association The only free national association for landlords offering free education, advice and tools. Residential landlord the complete online resource for UK based landlords. Resource Website for Landlords Investment advice and tools.

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The basis of the legal relationship between a landlord and tenant is grounded in both contract and property law.
If the tenancy is tenancy for years or periodic the tenant has the right to possess the land, to restrict others (including the landlord) from entering upon it, and to sublease or assign the property.
Landlords are also restricted from evicting tenants in retaliation of action the tenant took in regards to enforcing a provision of the lease or applicable law.
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