Jargon Reference Guide



Temporary possession of a property by a tenant.

Tenancy Agreement

A legal agreement designed to protect the rights of the tenant and landlord setting out all the terms and conditions of the rental arrangements.


The person who has temporary possession of a property.

Tenants In Common

A form of ownership by two or more parties whereby if one of them dies, their share of the property forms part of their estate and does not automatically pass to the other party.


The conditions on which a property is held (i.e. length of lease).

Terraced House

A property which forms part of a connected row of houses.

Title Deeds

Documents showing the legal ownership of a property.

Transfer Deeds

The land registry document that transfers legal ownership from seller to buyer.