tenancy - definition in the Business English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “tenancy”

See all translations

tenancy

noun
 
 
/ˈtenənsi/ ( plural tenancies) LAW, PROPERTY
[C or U] a legal arrangement in which someone has the right to live in or use a building or land owned by someone else in exchange for paying rent to its owner: grant/give/create a tenancy Some farmers have been granted tenancies which allow them to diversify for non-agricultural purposes.terminate/sever/renew a tenancy Federal law allows public housing agencies to terminate the tenancy of any resident who engages in criminal activity on or off the premises. a tenancy agreement/law/contract In such cases, the tenant surrenders his right of tenancy.
[C] a particular period of time during which someone lives in or uses a building or land belonging to someone else in exchange for paying rent to the owner: a long-term/fixed-term tenancy a three-month tenancy
→  See also assured tenancy
(Definition of tenancy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of tenancy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “tenancy”

Definitions of “tenancy” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

lateral thinking

a way of solving a problem by thinking about it in a different and original way and not using traditional or expected methods

Word of the Day

What’s All The Commotion About? (Words to describe sounds)

by Kate Woodford,
May 20, 2015
​​​ In this post we look at a range of words and phrases that we use to describe noise and the absence of noise. Starting with complete quiet, we sometimes use the noun hush to describe silence: A hush fell over the room as the bride walked in./There was a deathly hush (=complete

Read More 

plyscraper noun

May 18, 2015
a skyscraper made mainly from wood The development of engineered timber could herald a new era of eco-friendly ‘plyscrapers’. Christchurch welcomed its first multistorey timber structure this year, there are plans for Vancouver, and the talk is China could follow

Read More