long lease

  1. (in England and Wales) a lease, originally for a period of over 21 years, on a whole house of low rent and ratable value, which is the occupants' only or main residence. The leaseholder is entitled to buy the freehold, claim an extension of 50 years, or become a statutory tenant

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How to use long lease in a sentence

  • He sent to Mr. Levi and offered to give him a long lease of his old house if he would but be absent from the trial.

  • My present intention is to take a large farm upon a long lease with the option of purchase.

    Out on the Pampas | G. A. Henty
  • Marlborough Mills and the adjacent dwelling were held under a long lease; they must, if possible, be relet.

    North and South | Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • When death gives us a long lease of life, it takes as hostages all those whom we have loved.

    Pearls of Thought | Maturin M. Ballou
  • Thackeray took upon a long lease a somewhat dilapidated mansion, on the west side of Kensington Palace Gardens.

    Thackerayana | William Makepeace Thackeray