Definition of tenancy in English:



  • [mass noun] Possession of land or property as a tenant.

    ‘Holding took over the tenancy of the farm’
    • ‘His right to occupy these areas was circumscribed by the terms of his tenancy.’
    • ‘This information would have been readily available from your tenancy agreement.’
    • ‘Any further breaches of your tenancy agreement may result in the loss of your home.’
    • ‘The only way we could secure the tenancy for her was to pay the whole 6 months up front.’
    • ‘He sold the land to the claimants and they granted him in return a rent-free life tenancy.’
    • ‘Tenants benefit from greater security of tenancy under the new act.’
    • ‘She will have to give up her tenancy.’
    • ‘Family members can look after the property if maintenance or tenancy problems arise.’
    • ‘A new tenancy agreement was offered but rent was too high.’
    • ‘Some of the leaseholds were virtually worthless tenancies of shop-like premises.’
    • ‘Secure rights of ownership or tenancy have not yet been established.’
    • ‘A person cohabiting with another may succeed to some sort of tenancy on the partner's death.’
    • ‘The tenants do not negotiate the terms of their tenancy agreements.’
    • ‘The land has been occupied on tenancies or licences.’
    • ‘The tenancy would have lasted for less than ten months.’
    • ‘Unless your tenancy has run out you cannot be evicted.’
    • ‘A section of the warehouse has been rented but that tenancy expires in October.’
    • ‘His landlord gives him a week's notice to quit the house, although he is not in breach of his tenancy.’
    • ‘The amount of land let under this type of tenancy has steadily increased.’
    • ‘Where there have been successive tenancies particulars should be given of each tenancy.’
    occupancy, period of occupancy, occupation, period of occupation, residence, habitation, holding, possession
    tenure, lease, rental, leasing, leasehold, renting
    inhabitance, inhabitancy
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