Please tell me. "To let on lease" - is there such an expression used instead of "to rent out" and "to lease out"? 

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Windward posted:

Please tell me. "To let on lease" - is there such an expression used instead of "to rent out" and "to lease out"? 

Yes, Windward, there does appear to be such an expression. I suspect it is mainly used in British English. "To let" is used in British usage to mean "to become rented." Thus, "to let on lease" means "to become rented (to someone) on lease." Please also see this list of definitions of "rent." The phrase "to let on lease" is used in definition 15.

Hi,

In legal English, "lease" is both a verb and a noun (a lease agreement).

It is interesting to note that, as a verb, it can be described as a two-way, or bidirectional word, since it can refer to the action of the lessor (the landlord, in the case of real property) giving something on lease (let on lease would be equivalent to give on lease), or to the action of the lessee (the tenant, in the case of real property) taking something on lease.

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