tenancy for years

tenancy for years
An interest arising from a lease, contract, or agreement for the possession of lands or tenements for a definite period of time. A tenancy under a lease whereby the landlord contracts to grant the possession and enjoyment of land, or hereditaments of a demisable nature, for a period of years certain; and in most cases the tenant agrees to render to the landlord a rent in money, or any other kind of payment, at the end of stated periods of a year or more during the term. 32 Am J1st L & T § 61.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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