Define: Tenancy

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Tenancy

Quick Summary of Tenancy

Possession of land or property as a tenant.

What is the dictionary definition of Tenancy?

Dictionary Definition

  1. The occupancy of property, etc., under a lease, or by paying rent.
  2. The period of occupancy by a tenant.
  3. The property occupied by a tenant.


  • Right or interest of a tenant who occupies or possesses land or property from another for an agreed period, usually in exchange for rent and under a lease agreement.
  • Period of such occupancy or possession.


Synonyms For Tenancy

tenure, possession, lease, occupancy, holding

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Tenancy. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. March 31, 2020
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Tenancy. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: March 31, 2020).
American Psychological Association (APA):
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Tenancy are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 17th January 2020.