All Renters Should Understand “Attornment” – David Reecher
The act of granting authority or jurisdiction to a party even though no legal rights exist. Attornment most commonly relates to laws regulating real property and is designed to acknowledge the relationship between the parties in a transaction.
For example, attornment may occur when a tenant leases an apartment only to have the owner change during the course of the lease. The attornment agreement does not create a new set of rights for the owner unless it is signed by the tenant.