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long lease

(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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  • Third, was he sufficiently enamoured of it to occupy it on a long lease?

    Penelope's Irish Experiences Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • But our long lease on life is due principally to having to climb this hill.

    Riviera Towns Herbert Adams Gibbons
  • If such a man has a long lease at a low rent, he may be overwhelmed in debt, and leave his land in very bad condition.

  • Their hotel, Rue St. Dominique, was hired on a long lease, and fitted up as a permanent abode.

  • I've been after that place for years, but it was held on a long lease by Max, the Square Tailor—you know.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • The country people had long wished to be rid of him but he had a long lease of his house and he meant to stay there.

    Silver Links Various
  • Should you wish to take a long lease, and enlarge it, I shall be happy.

    The Nest Builder Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale
  • He does not take the rooms of the Inn direct, but as we do, from one who has several sets on a long lease, and sublets the rooms.

  • 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
  • But, in spite of right, nothing could be done; the antiquity-dealer held his premises on a long lease.

    The Front Yard Constance Fenimore Woolson

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