Origin of lesseeMiddle English from Anglo-French from Old French lessé, past participle of lesser from Old French laissier: see lease and -ee
The definition of a lessee is a tenant or a person who is renting a property.
A tenant leasing an apartment is an example of a lessee.
One that holds a lease; a tenant.
Origin of lesseeMiddle English from Anglo-Norman from past participle of lesser to let out, lease ; see lease .
- An individual or a corporation who has the right of use of something of value, gained through a lease agreement with the real owner of the property.
- The entity to whom a lease is given, or who takes an estate by lease.
- Someone who is allowed to use a house, building, land etc. for a period of time in return for payment to the owner.
Anglo-Norman lessiÃ©, past participle of lessier (“to permit, to let").
- Eye dialect spelling of let's see.
lessee - Legal Definition
The tenant of real property, or holder of personal property, under a lease.
- Sporting rights will pass to the lessee unless reserved.
- The lessee, or farmer, tills the soil at his own risk; usually he provides live stock, implements and capital, and has no right to compensation for ordinary improvements, nor for extraordinary improvements effected without the landlords consent.
- Under the gabella lease the contract lasts twenty-nine years, the lessee being obliged to make improvements, but being sometimes exempted from rent during the first years.
- A lease under the Settled Land Act 1882 must be by deed and must be made to take effect in possession not later than 12 months after its date; the best rent that can reasonably be obtained must be reserved and the lease must contain a covenant by the lessee for payment of the rent, and a condition of re-entry on nonpayment within a specified time not exceeding 30 days.
- At the will of both, for if a demise be made to hold at the will of the lessor, the law implies that it is at the will of the lessee also and vice versa.