Use Terms “Landlord” and “Tenant” in Lease

Use Terms “Landlord” and “Tenant” in Lease

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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