So that each party may have access to the actual words of a lease, it is usual for two copies to be executed1. If each copy is executed by both landlord and tenant, the lease is said to be executed in duplicate, and each part is as efficacious as the other2. This is often done in the case of a lease not granted by deed.
Where the lease is by deed, it is usual for one copy ('the lease') to be executed by the landlord alone and handed to the tenant, and for the other ('the counterpart') to be executed
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