Tenancy Definition

tĕnən-sē
tenancies
noun
tenancies
The condition of being a tenant; occupation of land, a building, etc. by rental or lease.
Webster's New World
The duration of such an occupancy.
Webster's New World
Property occupied by a tenant.
Webster's New World
Possession or occupation of property, an office, etc. by any kind of title or right.
Webster's New World
The occupancy or possession of land under the terms of a lease; an interest in real estate by virtue of a leasehold.
Webster's New World Law
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A tenancy where no formal terms for rent or duration exist, but the person holds possession with the landlord’s consent. This type of tenancy may be terminated by either tenant or landlord upon fair notice being given.
Webster's New World Law

This tenancy arises when one who had lawful possession of property remains wrongfully and continues to occupy that property after her legal term has expired. This usually takes the form of a periodic tenancy or a tenancy at will. See also holdover.

Webster's New World Law
The joint ownership of property by husband and wife when a single instrument conveys the property to both; an indivisible interest in real property held by a married couple.
Webster's New World Law

A tenancy with two or more tenants having identical interests and who take over simultaneously by the same instrument and having the same right of possession, along with the right of survivorship to the share of the other. In some states, that must be expressly conveyed. See also unities.

Webster's New World Law
A tenancy that automatically continues for repeated consecutive periods of time, be it month to month or year to year, unless notice of termination is given at the end of a period. This is typified in a metropolitan apartment building’s lease.
Webster's New World Law
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tenancy
Plural:
tenancies

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