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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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The landlady of the Break of Day looked at him again, and felt almost confirmed in her last decision.
The landlady shook her head; it being the first conversational stage at which her vivacious earnestness had ceased to nod it, keeping time to what she said.
This the landlady of the Break of Day chirpingly explained, calling between whiles, 'Hola, my husband
and presenting himself in his cook's cap, lighted the traveller up a steep and narrow staircase; the traveller carrying his own cloak and knapsack, and bidding the landlady good night with a complimentary reference to the pleasure of seeing her again to-morrow.
Don't you think, in that case, the landlady might have made some additional difficulty about letting you have the rooms?
It was beyond dispute that the landlady would have refused to let the rooms at all.
Poor landlady Rachel intended to rent her once lovely cottage out for three months but ended up with a four-year ordeal from a couple from hell.
NANKANA SAHIB -- Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday met the bereaved family of a 13-year-old boy who got his hand cut by an implacable landlady in Nankana Sahib.
ISLAMABAD -- The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar took on Wednesday suo motice notice of the Sheikhupura incident in which a landlady cut the hand of a 13-year-old boy for refusing to feed cattle in Wahiwala village.
A WOMAN allegedly bitten by a Rhos on Sea man following a night out has been accused of fabricating the events in order to "deflect attention" and avoid getting into trouble with her landlady.
HE landlady of the oldest pub in Coventry was taken by surprise when she was presented with a special award.
In her latest caper, Norberta Gannaban posed as the granddaughter of a landlady, claimed the latter's apartment was for sale and tricked one of the tenants into paying P350,000.