Landlord (Ro: Locator, proprietar funciar, Gr.: κύριος ενοικιαζόμενου ακινήτου, Cz.: vlastník pronajímané nemovité věci) (See also: rental agreement, lease, tenant, lessor) = Owner or title holder of property in a rental agreement. The other part in the contract is called “tenant” and it refers to the person that occupies the property stipulated. Rental agreements are month-to-month, and by the end of each month, the landlord and the tenant are free to change the rental agreement.
While the term is often used interchangeably with “lessor” as both refer to the same contractual position, there is a difference in usage given by the contract at stake. “Landlord” is usually used in rental agreements, while “lessor” is used in lease agreements. Also, “landlord” is usually used when referring to the owner of property, while “lessor” does not necessarily imply ownership.
http://www.codulcivil.ro/ - Romanian Civil Code, Articles 1777-1850
http://www.mslawyer.com/statutes/landlord.html - Mississippi Code: Chapter 8. Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1931/en/act/pub/0055/index.html - Irish Landlord and Tenant Act, 1931
http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/Eliz2/2-3/56/contents - English Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=59.18 - Washington State Residential Landlord-Tenant Act
http://uniformlaws.org/ActSummary.aspx?title=Residential+Landlord+and+Tenant+Act - Uniform Law Comission, Residential Landlord and Tenant Act Summary
http://www.azhousing.gov/azcms/uploads/publications/Landlord%20Tenant%20Act%20-12-31-12.pdf - Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
http://www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/codes/publications/pdf_lti/lease.pdf - State of New Jersey Information Bulletin
http://brown.edu/Administration/Auxiliary_Housing/documents/LTHandbook.pdf - State of Rhode Island Landlord-Tenant Handbook
http://ago.mo.gov/publications/landlordtenant.pdf - State of Missouri’s Landlord-Tenant Law
https://www.fanniemae.com/content/tool/landlord-guidance.pdf - Becoming a Landlord: Rewards, Risks, and Responsibilities
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Howard, Damon P. and Blumenthal, Dan M. and Lebovits, Gerald, New York Residential Landlord-Tenant Law and Procedure (January 1, 2009)
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Basu, Kaushik and Emerson, Patrick Munro, The Economics and Law of Rent Control (august 1998). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper
By Alexandru Coraș