- For other uses, see Premise
are land and buildings
together considered as a property
. This usage
arose from property
owners finding the word in their title deeds
, where it originally correctly meant "the aforementioned; what this document is about", from Latin prae-missus
= "placed before".
Note that a single house or a single other piece of property is "premises", not a "premise", although the word "premises" is plural in form.
is the liability for a landowner for certain torts
that occur on the real property