tenancy


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Tenancy

A situation that arises when one individual conveys real property to another individual by way of a lease. The relation of an individual to the land he or she holds that designates the extent of that person's estate in real property.

A tenancy is the occupancy or possession of land or premises by lease. The occupant, known as the tenant, must acquire control and possession of the property for the duration of the lawful occupancy. A tenancy can be created by any words that indicate the owner's intent to convey a property interest on another individual.

Cross-references

Landlord and Tenant.

tenancy

n. the right to occupy real property permanently, for a time which may terminate upon a certain event, for a specific term, for a series of periods until cancelled (such as month-to-month), or at will (which may be terminated at any time). Some tenancy is for occupancy only as in a landlord-tenant situation, or a tenancy may also be based on ownership of title to the property. (See: title, tenancy by the entirety, tenancy in common, joint tenancy, tenancy at sufferance, tenancy at will, tenant)

tenancy

noun holding, holding by title, leasing, occupancy, occupation, ownership, possession, proprietorship, renting, residency, temporary possession, tenure
Associated concepts: joint tenancy, month to month tennncy, tenancy at sufferance, tenancy at will, tenancy by the entirety, tenancy for years, tenancy in common
See also: duration, enjoyment, habitation, inhabitation, ownership, possession, seisin, term, time, use

tenancy

see TENANT.
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