Attornment


Attornment
The act of granting authority or jurisdiction to a party even though no legal rights exist. Attornment most commonly relates to laws regulating real property and is designed to acknowledge the relationship between the parties in a transaction.

For example, attornment may occur when a tenant leases an apartment only to have the owner change during the course of the lease. The attornment agreement does not create a new set of rights for the owner unless it is signed by the tenant. If the tenant refuses to sign, the landlord may be able to use this as grounds for eviction.


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  • Attornment — (from Fr. tourner , to turn ), in English real property law, is the acknowledgment of a new lord by the tenant on the alienation of land. Under the feudal system, the relations of landlord and tenant were to a certain extent reciprocal. So it was …   Wikipedia

  • attornment — noun agreement, arrangement, commitment, compact, condition, deal, liability, prerequisite, provision, proviso, requisite, stipulation, understanding Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 attornment …   Law dictionary

  • Attornment — At*torn ment, n. [OF. attornement, LL. attornamentum. See {Attorn}.] (Law) The act of a feudatory, vassal, or tenant, by which he consents, upon the alienation of an estate, to receive a new lord or superior, and transfers to him his homage and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attornment — /starnmsnt/ In feudal and old English law, a turning over or transfer by a lord of the services of his tenant to the grantee of his seigniory. Attornment is the act of a person who holds a leasehold interest in land, or estate for life or years,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • attornment — /starnmsnt/ In feudal and old English law, a turning over or transfer by a lord of the services of his tenant to the grantee of his seigniory. Attornment is the act of a person who holds a leasehold interest in land, or estate for life or years,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • attornment — noun see attorn …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • attornment — See attorn. * * * …   Universalium

  • attornment — noun The consent of a tenant to the transfer of his relationship to his landlord to another person. Syn: traditio brevi manu See Also: attorn …   Wiktionary

  • attornment — n. transference; shift in allegiance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • attornment — at·torn·ment …   English syllables


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