Tenant-right

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tenant-right the customary right of the tenant to sit continuously at a reasonable rent, and to receive compensation for his interest from the incoming tenant, and for all permanent or unexhausted improvements from the landlord;
    • Tenant-right the customary right of the tenant to sit continuously at a reasonable rent, and to receive compensation for his interest from the incoming tenant, and for all permanent or unexhausted improvements from the landlord; Ten′antry, the body of tenants on an estate.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. tenant—L. tenens, pr.p. of tenēre, to hold.

Usage

In literature:

The shreek (partner), or tenant, is rightly called so.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
The tenant-right of a small farm is sometimes a surprising sum.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The result is not recorded, but doubtless the tenant was right.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
Questions of tenant-right, of leases, and of the cruelty of evictions have from time to time cropped up in Ireland.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
That'll be all right, and you can tell your sister that you've found a tenant.
"Mrs. Cliff's Yacht" by Frank R. Stockton
But not more so than in the case of the exalted compensation called tenant-right.
"The Hills and the Vale" by Richard Jefferies
A tenant of mine always announces to me triumphantly that "Moore is right:" but his triumphs come at very long intervals.
"Notes and Queries, Number 80, May 10, 1851" by Various
Again, a tenant cannot by any use of the land acquire a right therein that will continue beyond his lease.
"Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman" by Albert Sidney Bolles
If the other tenants care to stand for it, all right.
"The Moonlit Way" by Robert W. Chambers
He refused steadily to have anything to do with tenant rights or parliamentary parties or tactics.
"The Evolution of Sinn Fein" by Robert Mitchell Henry
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In poetry:

The Steward watch'd--'twas Thomas White,
The tenants, and the lady's right;
Cautious to hold, and never fail,
Between the two an even scale.
"The Valentine" by William Hutton
Thou lonely tenant of the leafless vine,
Granted the right to grow thy mates beside,
To ripen thy sweet juices, but denied
Thy place among the wine?
"November" by Susan Coolidge

In news:

Janet Portman, a lawyer specializing in landlord-tenant laws and co-author of Renter 's Rights: The Basics (NOLO.
Tenants' Rights Issue Still Murky.
A new state law pushed by the tenant's rights group resulted in East Bay MUD keeping the water on in foreclosed buildings that still house renters.
Maximizing Revenue From Boat and RV Storage: Attracting Tenants With the Right Pricing, Amenities and Marketing.
Roxanne Boothe (right), president of the tenants association at Sam Burt Houses, uses a flashlight as she walks a hallway checking residents on Saturday, Nov 3, 2012 in Coney Island, N.Y.
Martín Espada is an activist and former tenant lawyer who spent years fighting for Latino rights.
Carole Singleton lives in Harlem in New York City where she is a tenants rights activist in her community.
Bedroom in main home also available for rent to the right tenant 946-2728.
Unsafe Building In Chinatown Prompts Tenants' Rights Campaign.
The newest tenant in the Tapestry Park development, Poms Signature Restaurant, fits right in with its neighbors.
We must stand up to those who do not respect the rights of their tenants and the real estate must keep up the property and that is the law.
A housing court judge has halted the teardown , saying the tenants should have the right to weigh in on whether the buildings should be brought up to code instead.
To implement and maintain a successful tenant -insurance program, facility operators must choose the right model and partner and educate tenants about the product's value.
Tenants who could be facing eviction or foreclosure in this bad economy can learn about their rights at a free legal clinic Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at El Concilio, 224 S Sutter St, Stockton.
Tenant rights focus of meeting.
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