Definition of owner-occupancy in English:



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  • Ownership by a person of the house or flat in which they live.

    ‘promoting owner-occupancy in the central city’
    • ‘The housing deficit in Scotland runs like an open wound throughout modern Scottish history, with the much lower level of owner-occupancy in Scotland being reflected in the small proportion of the UK's building societies founded north of the border.’
    • ‘For decades, a low rate of owner occupancy, a lack of commercial development and problems with crime have kept prices lower in East Rogers Park than in many North Side neighborhoods.’
    • ‘Spain has one of the highest rates of owner-occupancy in Europe, standing close to 90 percent.’
    • ‘Fareham has the third highest percentage of owner-occupancy in the country with 86 per cent of people living in homes which belong to them.’
    • ‘Owner-occupancy is less prevalent in Montreal than elsewhere.’
    • ‘Ireland is right up there at the top of the league table with an owner occupancy rate of over 80%.’
    • ‘With a 72 per cent owner-occupancy rate the whole constituency should be fertile Conservative ground.’
    • ‘We think increasing owner occupancy will help improve the quality of life.’
    • ‘This money often enters the pockets of middle-aged people who use it to propel their own children into owner-occupancy and to pay their grand-children's school fees.’
    • ‘Many of these houses have reverted to owner-occupancy.’
    • ‘The thrust of regeneration will be to encourage owner occupancy in the West End and get rid of the cheap housing.’
    • ‘Despite high levels of owner-occupancy among South Asian groups, there was continuing evidence of a tendency for them to inhabit older, poorer quality, terraced housing than members of other groups.’
    • ‘A dearth of affordable housing and a lack of tax incentives to promote owner occupancy create a temptation for landlords and tenants alike to conceal illegal housing situations.’
    • ‘He was influential with the Unionists through his report on land and owner-occupancy in Ireland.’
    occupation, tenancy, tenure, residence, residency, inhabitation, habitation, lease, possession, holding, multi-occupancy, use, term
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