Lessee Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Lessee.

Lessee (noun)

A lessee is a person or entity who rents land or property from a landlord (the "lessor") for a specified time, according to agreed upon terms and conditions, in exchange for periodic payments known as "rent."

For example, if you sign a lease to rent an apartment, you are the lessee. This agreement gives you the right to use and live in that apartment for the duration of the lease.