Use Terms “Landlord” and “Tenant” in Lease

March 19, 2011
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When drafting leases or lease amendments, use the terms “landlord” and “tenant,” rather than “lessor” and “lessee,” to avoid confusion, suggests James V. Persino, a Chicago-based commercial property developer. It's difficult to confuse or mishear “landlord” and “tenant,” as opposed to “lessor” and “lessee,” especially if you aren't familiar with legal terms.

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