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California Real Estate Principals C-6

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Assignment
A transfer of a person's entire rights under contract.
Contract Rent
Rent paid under a lease; the actual rent as opposed to the market rental value of the property.
Economic Rent
The amount of rent expected if the property were currently available for renting.
Estate at Sufferance
An estate arising when the tenant wrongfully holds over after the expiration of the term.
Estate at Will
The occupation of property by a tenant for an indefinite period, terminable by one or both parties (not common in california).
Estate for Years
The concept of possessing an interest in real property by virtue of a contract for a fixed and definite period of time.
Estate from Period-to-Period
An estate contract between owner and tenant, setting forth conditions of a period-to-period tenancy.
Eviction of Process
The general name of process, from beginning to end, that serves to remove a person from the possession of real property.
Ground Lease
An agreement for the use of the land only.
Landlord
One who rents his or her property to another under a lease or rental agreement.
Lease
A contract between an owner and tenant, setting forth conditions of tenancy for a fixed period of time.
Lease-Purchase Option
A lease that includes the right to purchase later.
Lessee
One who pays rent under a lease agreement.
Lessor
An owner who enters into a lease agreement with a tenant.
Net Lease
A lease requiring a lessee to pay charges against the property, such as taxes, insurance, and maintenance costs, in addition to rental payments.
Percentage Lease
Lease on the property, the rental payment for which is determined by a percentage of gross reciepts from the business.
Rent
Consideration paid for the occupancy and use of real property.
Rent Control
A legal maximum on rental price.
Rental Agreement
A contract for the monthly rental of residential property.
Sale-Leaseback
A financial arrangement in which,at the time of sale, the seller retains occupancy by concurrently agreeing to lease the property back from the purchaser.
Sandwich Lease
A leasehold interest that lies between the primary lease and the operating lease.
Sublease
A lease given by a lessee.
Surrender
The giving up of an estate, such as a lease. A contractual agreement, having the consent of both parties, such as lessor and lessee, as opposed to abandonment.
Tenant
The party who pays rent for a lease or rental agreement.
Unlawful Detainer or Notice to Quit
The name of the legal process to initiate the removal of a tenant.
Writ of Possession
The court order physically expelling a tenant.