Definition of tenancy in English:



  • Possession of land or property as a tenant.

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