Posted December 17, 2013 by advocateguru in Learning Centre

Definition of tenant

Various case laws have pointed out various meanings of tenant. The following classes of persons are included in the category of tenants by various Rent Acts:

  1. A person who pays the rent on his own,

  2. A person on whose behalf rent is payable,

  3. A person who is sub-tenant,

  4. Heirs, successors or assignees of the tenant,

  5. The members of the family of the tenant,

  6. A person with continued possession even after termination of the contract of tenancy.

A tenant has the possession but no right over the property. Such a possession is with the consent of the landlord.