quiet enjoyment
n.
Undisturbed use of land or buildings that one is leasing.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


quiet enjoyment
an obligation of a landlord under a lease or of a seller under a conveyance entitling the tenant or purchaser to possess and enjoy the land free from lawful interference and claims of others, except those claiming by title paramount.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


quiet enjoyment
The right of a property owner or tenant to enjoy his or her property without interference. Disruption of quiet enjoyment may constitute a legal nuisance. Leases and rental agreements often contain a "covenant of quiet enjoyment," expressly obligating the landlord to ensure that tenants live undisturbed.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Homeowners
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property → Renters' & Tenants' Rights
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

quiet enjoyment
Freedom for a tenant from disturbance by the exercise of adverse rights over the property or over other neighbouring land occupied by the landlord or some person for whom the landlord is responsible. The landlord will give a covenant for quiet enjoyment in the lease. The landlord is not responsible for the actions of a superior landlord or the freeholder, but occasionally the covenant is extended to cover disturbance by title paramount, which would cover the actions of a superior landlord or the freeholder.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


quiet enjoyment
n. To have the undisturbed use or possession of something, particularly conveyed or leased property. Often expressed in a lease by a covenant of quiet enjoyment.
See also eviction.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


quiet enjoyment
A covenant that promises that the grantee or tenant of an estate in real property will be able to possess the premises in peace, without disturbance by hostile claimants.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


quiet enjoyment
A covenant that promises that the grantee or tenant of an estate in real property will be able to possess the premises in peace, without disturbance by hostile claimants.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

quiet enjoyment
n.
   the right to enjoy and use premises (particularly a residence) in peace and without interference. Quiet enjoyment is often a condition included in a lease. Thus, if the landlord interferes with quiet enjoyment, he/she may be sued for breach of contract. Disturbance of quiet enjoyment by another can be a "nuisance" for which a lawsuit may be brought to halt the interference or obtain damages for it.
   See also: nuisance

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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