Waste Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Waste, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Waste?

(n) When a tenant, during the course of usage of the property rented to him causes any damage or loss to the property, where by there is a reduction in value of that property to the owner, such loss or damages caused to the property is defined as waste. As a remedy the landlord can terminate the lease agreement to safeguards his interests. He can also claim damages from the tenant.