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Landlord

A property owner who rents property to a tenant.

Landlord

A person who owns real estate and rents it to someone, allowing the renter to live and/or use the real estate in exchange for a fee. The fee is also called rent and is usually paid once per month. In exchange for the rent, the landlord is responsible for the basic upkeep of the property. For example, if the roof collapses, the landlord, rather than the renter, must pay for it. Landlords usually may not deduct the interest they pay on the mortgages of their properties from their taxable incomes, but the rent can provide a steady income with little or no actual work. A female landlord is called a landlady. See also: Passive income.

landlord

The owner of property rented to another. The landlord's interest is called a reversionary interest, while the tenant's interest is possessory.

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We can only wonder where Joe Edmiston, the famed wheeler-dealer who runs the Santa Monica Conservancy as if he were the Wild West's last great land baron, was when this rip-off occurred.
An adobe built about 1844 and turned into a gracious Monterey-style mansion on 1,100 acres (currently referred to as the Platt Ranch subdivision) by Valley land baron Miguel Leonis about 1880, it is one of the few historical buildings still standing in the area.
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Mao was especially careful to target land barons, warlords and the Japanese, and not the ordinary people, who were thought of as the 'sea' in which the communists 'swam like fish'.
The Pastoral Land Commission, an organization that Stang worked with closely, was founded by the National Conference of Brazilian Bishops in 1975 to advocate for landless peasants against corporate and wealthy land barons.
The Spaniards and their descendants, cowboys, land barons, and the federal government are accounted for as well.
Synopsis: Set in the California heartland in 1932, at a migrant labor camp whose very name means forgotten, "Camp Olvido" is the story of how a child's sudden illness leads to tensions between workers wishing to break camp and the land barons enforcing their contracts.
Seavey Loop-Mount Pisgah is the most nourishing, most alive oasis in central Lane County - but when industrialists, speculators and land barons look at that lush and productive area, all they see is a drain that can be turned into a sewer.
A select collection, comprising land barons, waderas, landed pirs, sardars, chieftains, robber barons and moneyed upstarts, hold the entire system in its tight grab and keep it within its own limited circle, leaving no outlet to outsiders to intrude and be accepted.
The state has 425 redevelopment agencies (RDAS), urban renewal fiefdoms empowered by eminent domain and catering to political hacks, connected land barons, community organizers, and Chamber of Commerce flunkies.
The Jews of Finchley were "her people," Thatcher used to saycertainly much more so than the wealthy land barons that dominated her party.