Definition of shorthold in English:

shorthold

adjective

English Law
  • Relating to or denoting a tenancy whereby the tenant agrees to rent a property for a stated term, at the end of which the landlord may recover it.

    ‘an assured shorthold tenancy’
    • ‘Alternatively, it could be let on an assured shorthold tenancy for about £400 a month.’
    • ‘By contrast, assured shorthold tenancies have no security of tenure.’
    • ‘Almost all private landlords will only let properties on a shorthold tenancy, in order to protect their investment.’
    • ‘7A was occupied on an assured shorthold tenancy, producing £55.’
    • ‘Mr Shelley said they decided to let tenancies on an assured shorthold basis similar to the private sector.’

Pronunciation:

shorthold

/ˈʃɔːthəʊld/