The owner of real property who gives up his or her right of possession.
The person who agrees to pay for the use of real property.
The document in which the terms of a rental agreement are written.
The landlord in a lease agreement.
The tenant in a lease agreement.
An agreement made by either a landlord or a tenant to do certain things.
Restrictions that limit the use of the property.
Fair housing act
A federal law that prohibits discrimination in housing on the basis of race, color, sex, familial status, national origin, religion, or handicap.
A possession interest in which the lease continues for successive periods for the same length of time.
Tenancy for years
The most common type of possession interest in which the lease is for a specific period of time.
Tenancy at will
A possession interest in which no specific time of lease is agreed upon.
Tenancy at sufferance
A tenancy that exists only when a tenant wrongfully extends his or her tenancy beyond the term agreed upon.
Warranty of habitability
An implied warranty in which the landlord guarantees that the premises are reasonably fit for occupancy and that there are no defects that would impair the health, safety, or well-being of the occupants.
The duty of a landlord to make reasonable efforts to reduce his or her losses resulting from a tenant's abandonment.
The right to use the leased premises without unreasonable interferences from the landlord or third parties.
An action that denies the tenant the use of the premises.
Assignment of lease
When a tenant transfers his or her entire interest in the entire premises for the remaining length of the term of the lease.
A transfer of the tenant's interest in part of the term of the lease and/or part of the premises.