Definition of tenancy in English:



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

    ‘Holding took over the tenancy of the farm’
    • ‘He sold the land to the claimants and they granted him in return a rent-free life tenancy.’
    • ‘His landlord gives him a week's notice to quit the house, although he is not in breach of his tenancy.’
    • ‘Secure rights of ownership or tenancy have not yet been established.’
    • ‘His right to occupy these areas was circumscribed by the terms of his tenancy.’
    • ‘She will have to give up her 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.’
    • ‘The tenants do not negotiate the terms of their tenancy agreements.’
    • ‘Family members can look after the property if maintenance or tenancy problems arise.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The amount of land let under this type of tenancy has steadily increased.’
    • ‘Unless your tenancy has run out you cannot be evicted.’
    • ‘The land has been occupied on tenancies or licences.’
    • ‘A section of the warehouse has been rented but that tenancy expires in October.’
    • ‘A new tenancy agreement was offered but rent was too high.’
    • ‘The tenancy would have lasted for less than ten months.’
    • ‘Where there have been successive tenancies particulars should be given of each tenancy.’
    • ‘Tenants benefit from greater security of tenancy under the new act.’
    occupancy, period of occupancy, occupation, period of occupation, residence, habitation, holding, possession
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