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What is a lease?

A lease is a contract between two parties: the transferor of certain rights in property (the “landlord” or “lessor”) and the transferee, the recipient of those rights (the “tenant” or “lessee”). A lease signifies a transfer of certain property rights or interests.  An “interest” is any right, claim, or privilege an individual has toward real property (land and permanent fixtures). In the case of a lease, such interests are known as “leasehold interests.” A lease governs the relationship between the parties as well as their relationship to the real property covered in the lease for the time that the contract is in force.


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