chapter  7
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Section 205(1)(xxvii) of the LPA 1925 defines a lease. It is an estate in the land for a fixed maximum term, which may be of any duration from one week (or even less) to 3,000 years (or even more). Typically, a long lease will be granted by a landlord (lessor) to a tenant (lessee) who will pay a lump sum (or premium) and a small amount of periodic rent (eg, it may be as little as a peppercorn annually). Short leases may not involve the payment of a premium, but will usually involve the payment of rent periodically.