Definition of 'lease'
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Part of the land is leased to a conservation project. The Sun (2016)This mental discipline will be the key to your new lease of life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It has given me a new lease of life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She says the renovations were agreed by her predecessor and that the lease agreement requires the building be looked after. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The land transaction tax will be payable on the purchase or lease of a building or land over a certain price. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their lease allowed the lettings agent to raise the rent by 10 % a year. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I really do think it has given me a new lease of life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But now the Cumbrians are enjoying a new lease of life in their refurbished ground and are currently second. The Sun (2016)On Sunday Nicole gained a new lease of life as it grew into a hurricane once more. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is no mention of how much the salary is but it does say the position includes use of Mercedes' company car lease scheme. The Sun (2016)They were taught in two classes in a leased building. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You must feel as if you have been given a new lease of life? Times, Sunday Times (2006)The law allows foreigners to hold long leases on land and to buy most kinds of flats. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The factory was built and the lease granted. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She asked if she should renew the lease on her apartment. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Most airlines do not own aircraft but rent them from leasing companies. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We need to look at the tax benefits of leasing cars when the current ones need replacing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We have been given a new lease of life. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The vendor will continue to lease the building. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Yet he loves the sport for the fresh lease of life it has given him. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Some of the land will be leased to farmers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In due course the sale was completed and the lease was granted. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He has taken permanent residence in the city and leased an apartment. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This can happen if a tenant does not object to conditions that exist at the time of the lease. Christianity Today (2000)It is quite common for the ground rent to be fixed at the same figure for the whole period of the lease. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Switching the pub tenants on to its own lease agreements and pushing its own ales through the pubs should also boost profitability. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But the houses are largely leased to embassies, ambassadorial residences and a sprinkling of billionaires. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It will run jets for owners, leasing them out when they are not using them. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Over the period of the lease the cost of repairs works out at 12,500 a month. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Some of its 100 stores are rented on expensive leases. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But leases usually allow flats to access the other property for repairs, so check if this is also true for improvements. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Ask your vet to recommend a pet shop; and always check that your lease or landlord allows pets before you buy one. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I've got the lease of my house up. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'lease'
British English: lease /liːs/ NOUN
A lease is a legal agreement under which someone pays money to another person in exchange for the use of a building or piece of land for a specified period of time.
He took a 10-year lease on the house.
- American English: lease
- Arabic: عَقْدُ الإِيجَارِ
- Brazilian Portuguese: arrendamento
- Chinese: 租借
- Croatian: zakup
- Czech: nájemní smlouva
- Danish: lejemål
- Dutch: lease
- European Spanish: usufructo
- Finnish: vuokrasopimus
- French: bail
- German: Pacht
- Greek: μισθωτήριο
- Italian: locazione
- Japanese: 賃貸借契約
- Korean: 임대차계약
- Norwegian: leie
- Polish: dzierżawa
- European Portuguese: arrendamento
- Romanian: contract de închiriere
- Russian: аренда
- Spanish: usufructo
- Swedish: hyreskontrakt
- Thai: สัญญาเช่า
- Turkish: kira sözleşmesi
- Ukrainian: оренда
- Vietnamese: hợp đồng cho thuê
British English: lease /liːs/ VERB
If you lease property or something such as a car, or if someone leases it to you, they allow you to use it in return for regular payments of money.
He leased an apartment.
- American English: lease
- Arabic: يُؤَجِّر
- Brazilian Portuguese: arrendar
- Chinese: 出租
- Croatian: zakupiti
- Czech: pronajmout (si)
- Danish: leje
- Dutch: leasen
- European Spanish: arriendo contrato
- Finnish: vuokrata
- French: louer
- German: pachten
- Greek: εκμισθώνω
- Italian: affittare
- Japanese: 賃貸借する
- Korean: 임대(임차)하다
- Norwegian: leie
- Polish: wziąć w dzierżawę
- European Portuguese: arrendar
- Romanian: a închiria
- Russian: сдавать в аренду
- Spanish: arriendo
- Swedish: hyra
- Thai: เช่า
- Turkish: kiralamak
- Ukrainian: здавати (брати) в оренду
- Vietnamese: cho thuê
Definition of lease from the Collins English Dictionary
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