Definition of shorthold in English:


Line breaks: short|hold
Pronunciation: /ˈʃɔːthəʊld


English Law
  • Relating to or denoting a tenancy whereby the tenant agrees to rent a property for a stated term, at the end of which the landlord may recover it: an assured shorthold tenancy
    More example sentences
    • Mr Shelley said they decided to let tenancies on an assured shorthold basis similar to the private sector.
    • Alternatively, it could be let on an assured shorthold tenancy for about £400 a month.
    • By contrast, assured shorthold tenancies have no security of tenure.

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