One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who owns a house, especially the house in which they live.
inhabitant, localView synonyms
- ‘The burglar, who had broken in through a downstairs window, then forced the wife of the houseowner to look for money.’
- ‘Houseowners and shopkeepers in the town would be given suggestions to ensure the safety of their premises.’
- ‘Many local houseowners have made a killing converting their flats into such apartments.’
- ‘Negative equity may also affect some houseowners and if this is accompanied by unemployment, the effects will be serious.’
- ‘Donnell, director of research at Savills, said houseowners were being squeezed by rising council tax, fuel bills, and mortgage payments.’
- ‘Even a houseowner has to have permission to prune trees above three metres in diameter.’
- ‘No one has ever liked paying taxes and houseowners employed various stratagems to avoid the Window Tax.’
- ‘Reports said that the houseowner and several others have been picked up for interrogation.’
- ‘The stolen car was found in the garage, and items belonging to its owner were found in the houseowner's bedroom.’
- ‘Reports are also rising of houseowners with expensive cars being threatened with guns at their homes.’
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