Posted December 17, 2013 by advocateguru in Learning Centre

Definition of landlord

The term landlord refers to a person who owns property and allows another person to use it for a fee. The person using the property is called a tenant. The agreement between a landlord and a tenant is called a lease or rental agreement.1

The term ” landlord” largely means a person who receives or is entitled to receive, the rent of any premises, whether on his own account or on account of or on behalf of, or for the benefit of, any other person or as a trustee, guardian or receiver for any other person or who would so receive the rent or be entitled to receive the rent if the premises were let to a tenant.2

Landlord does not necessarily have to be the owner of the land in question. The definition of landowner includes persons other than the owner.3 There can be agents of the landlords. These agents are empowered to keep record of the accounts of the property and to manage the same.4



2Delhi Rent Act


3Mrs. Yashoda v A. Kuselan, 2005 (2) RCR 253


4Fazim Bhai v Bal Krishna, AIR 1972 Guj