• As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
    • (1) “Obligee” means any person or entity to whom a residential ground rent is owed, including its successors and assigns;

    • Terms Used In Tennessee Code 66-30-102

      • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
      • Obligee: means any person or entity to whom a residential ground rent is owed, including its successors and assigns. See Tennessee Code 66-30-102
      • Obligor: means one (1) or more individuals who are obligated to pay a residential ground rent, including their successors, sublessees or assigns. See Tennessee Code 66-30-102
      • Residential ground rent: means a rent or charge paid for the use of land, whether or not title thereto is transferred to the user, or a lease of land, for residential purposes:

        • (A) Which is assignable by the obligor without the obligee's consent. See Tennessee Code 66-30-102

        • Residential purposes: means any use of land wherein the owner and/or the occupant thereof resides, including, but not limited to, the following uses: apartments, multi-family, single-family, duplexes and condominiums. See Tennessee Code 66-30-102

      (2) “Obligor” means one (1) or more individuals who are obligated to pay a residential ground rent, including their successors, sublessees or assigns;

    • (3) “Residential ground rent” means a rent or charge paid for the use of land, whether or not title thereto is transferred to the user, or a lease of land, for residential purposes:

      • (A) Which is assignable by the obligor without the obligee‘s consent;

      • (B) Which is for a term in excess of fifteen (15) years, including any rights of renewal at the option of the obligor;

      • (C) Where the obligor has a present or future right to terminate such ground rent and to acquire the entire interest of the obligee in the land by the payment of a determined or determinable amount; and

      • (D) Where the obligee’s interest in the land is primarily a security interest to protect the obligee’s right to be paid the rent or charge; and

    • (4) “Residential purposes” means any use of land wherein the owner and/or the occupant thereof resides, including, but not limited to, the following uses: apartments, multi-family, single-family, duplexes and condominiums.