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Landlord and Tenant. The relationship existing between the owner of a house or land and the person occupying the same in consideration of a certain rent, presents some points of interest. When riot created by lease or by agreement varying the ordinary terms of a yearly tenancy, six months' notice to quit, expiring with date of the commencement of the tenancy, is required on either side to determine the contract. The landlord has the right of distress for recovery of his rent. The landlord impliedly ensures his tenants quiet possession and guarantees him against eviction by any person having a title paramount to that of the landlord. The rent may be received quarterly, monthly, or weekly. It is in all cases desirable for both parties to have a written agreement, though this is very much neglected, especially with small property. Where the tenant does not take upon himself the liability for-repairs they-have-to be-done by the landlord, and iri cases of small tenements let by the month or week, the rates and taxes are usually paid hy the landlord. .There -is- no suspension of the liability to rent in case of fire, in the absence of any.special agreement to that effect.