These lessees are usually speculators, who divide and sub-let the estate.
Not to use the demised premises for certain trading purposes, and in the case of " tied houses " a covenant by the lessees to purchase all beer required from the lessors.
The law as to the rights and obligations of assignees and sub-lessees and as to surrender is the same as in England.
With other outlying islands Aldabra is held under lease from the Seychelles government, the lessees having exclusive trading privileges.
Although Macao is de facto a colonial possession of Portugal, the Chinese government persistently refused to recognize the claim of the Portuguese to territorial rights, alleging that they were merely lessees or tenants at will, and until 1849 the Portuguese paid to the Chinese an annual rent of X71 per annum.