Meaning of leasehold in English:


Pronunciation /ˈliːshəʊld/

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mass noun
  • 1mainly British The holding of property by lease.

    Often contrasted with freehold

    ‘a form of leasehold’
    • ‘leasehold premises’
    • ‘There are other traditional leasehold structures including terminating leases of 50-100 years.’
    • ‘For instance, a 10-year leasehold interest may not be like-kind with an 18-year leasehold interest.’
    • ‘With a well-written lease and a properly managed building, a leasehold flat should provide a perfectly good home for occupants and a secure investment.’
    • ‘The state Supreme Court has ruled that a lawsuit seeking mandatory leasehold conversion at the condominium did not have the required number of owners needed to proceed.’
    • ‘Moreover, the legal status of leasehold titles needs clarification whilst provisions for the transfer and inheritance of leases will improve security of tenure.’
    leasehold, rental agreement, hire agreement, charter, contract
    1. 1.1count noun A property held by lease.
      ‘it is still a leasehold’
      • ‘Timeshares and leaseholds are available in fully furnished 15th century buildings of various sizes.’
      • ‘Do the people who buy leaseholds even know they will have big problems when their leasehold expires?’
      • ‘In declining real estate value environment, long-term leaseholds could become an liabilities instead of assets.’
      • ‘He gave the pledge after a series of MPs made pleas for leaseholds to be scrapped.’
      • ‘All lessees on the airport shall be responsible for keeping all aircraft parked on their leaseholds entirely within the boundaries of the leasehold with no wing, tail, nose, or other portion of the aircraft extending over such boundaries.’
      building, buildings, premises, house, houses, land, estates, acres, acreage


Early 18th century from lease, on the pattern of freehold.