tenancy


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Related to tenancy: tenancy in common, tenancy at will, tenancy by the entirety, Tenancy for years, Joint Tenancy With Right of Survivorship

ten·an·cy

 (tĕn′ən-sē)
n. pl. ten·an·cies
1. Possession or occupancy of lands, buildings, or other property by title, under a lease, or on payment of rent.
2. The period of a tenant's occupancy or possession.
3. A habitation held or occupied by a tenant.

tenancy

(ˈtɛnənsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Law) the temporary possession or holding by a tenant of lands or property owned by another
2. (Law) the period of holding or occupying such property
3. the period of holding office, a position, etc
4. (Law) property held or occupied by a tenant

ten•an•cy

(ˈtɛn ən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. a holding, as of lands, by any kind of title; occupancy of land, a house, or the like, under a lease or on payment of rent; tenure.
2. the period of a tenant's occupancy.
3. occupancy or enjoyment of a position, post, situation, etc.
4. Archaic. a piece of land held by a tenant; holding.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tenancy - an act of being a tenant or occupant
residency, abidance, residence - the act of dwelling in a place
inhabitancy, inhabitation, habitation - the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men); "he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony"

tenancy

noun
1. lease, residence, occupancy, holding, renting, possession, occupation Check the terms of your tenancy closely.
2. period of office, tenure, incumbency, time in office Baroness Thatcher's nine year tenancy
Translations

tenancy

[ˈtenənsɪ] N (= possession, period) → tenencia f, inquilinato m; (= lease) → arriendo m, alquiler m
joint/multiple tenancyarriendo m or alquiler m conjunto/múltiple

tenancy

[ˈtɛnənsi] nlocation ftenancy agreement ncontrat m de location

tenancy

n right/conditions of tenancyMietrecht nt/-bedingungen pl; (of farm)Pachtrecht nt/-bedingungen pl; during his tenancywährend er (dort) Mieter/Pächter ist/war; period of tenancyDauer fdes Miet-/Pachtverhältnisses

tenancy

[ˈtɛnənsɪ] n (use of rented property) → locazione f, conduzione f
to have a 5 year tenancy → avere un contratto d'affitto di 5 anni
during his tenancy → durante il periodo in cui abitava
References in classic literature ?
Now that I was left wholly to myself, I gave notice of my intention to quit the chambers in the Temple as soon as my tenancy could legally determine, and in the meanwhile to underlet them.
In the last days of autumn he had whitewashed the chalet, painted the doors, windows, and veranda, repaired the roof and interior, and improved the place so much that the landlord had warned him that the rent would be raised at the expiration of his twelvemonth's tenancy, remarking that a tenant could not reasonably expect to have a pretty, rain-tight dwelling-house for the same money as a hardly habitable ruin.
They'd taken a house for six weeks, and at the end of her tenancy she wrote to tell him on which day she was arriving in London.
Vicissitude was in the very soil he tilled; even his garden was upon a yearly tenancy, and overshadowed by a huge board that proclaimed it not so much a garden as an eligible building site.
They walked up and down the Terrace, four abreast, and fancied themselves the owners of the place, and calculated the amount of good to the world produced indubitably by such a tenancy.
Garth got the assurance he desired, namely, that in case of Bulstrode's departure from Middlemarch for an indefinite time, Fred Vincy should be allowed to have the tenancy of Stone Court on the terms proposed.
Owing to Evie's marriage, he had decided to give up his house in Ducie Street, and was willing to let it on a yearly tenancy.
The tenancy of Mr Pancks was limited to one airy bedroom; he covenanting and agreeing with Mr Rugg his landlord, that in consideration of a certain scale of payments accurately defined, and on certain verbal notice duly given, he should be at liberty to elect to share the Sunday breakfast, dinner, tea, or supper, or each or any or all of those repasts or meals of Mr and Miss Rugg (his daughter) in the back-parlour.
com)-- The stress of having money tied up in bonds and deposits can be tough, ABClean are committed to providing an outstanding level of service and a first class end of tenancy clean for an affordable price.
The reason is that it was then that the tenancy deposit regulations came into force, along with the Government authorised Tenancy Deposit Schemes (TDS) You would be forgiven for thinking that this is pretty irrelevant for tenancies that began prior to that date and where a deposit was paid and it is being held outside an approved TDS.
The modifications apply where the tenancy is either a "minor tenancy", ie.
Khalifah Al Suawaidi, Head of Housing and Tenancy Regulatory Department at the municipality, said tenancy-related violations decreased by 70 per cent in 2014 as compared to 2013.