They are sometimes in the position of landlords, but often they are the assignees of the land revenue, which they are entitled under special grants to collect for themselves instead of for government, paying merely a small sum to Government by way of quit-rent.
But the assignees of both parties were placed on the same footing by a statute of Henry Viii.
The law as to the rights and obligations of assignees and sub-lessees and as to surrender is the same as in England.
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