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landlady, landlord, lessor, property owner

While landlady refers exclusively to a woman, in law the word landlord can refer to a person of either sex. Most provinces have property rental statutes with titles such as the Landlord and Tenant Act.

In many instances, however, the gender-neutral terms lessor and property owner may be used instead.

  • As the property owner (or lessor) of this apartment, you can visit the apartment after giving the tenant written notice.