Definition of owner-occupancy in English:



  • [mass noun] Ownership by a person of the house or flat in which they live.

    ‘promoting owner-occupancy in the central city’
    • ‘With a 72 per cent owner-occupancy rate the whole constituency should be fertile Conservative ground.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Owner-occupancy is less prevalent in Montreal than elsewhere.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We think increasing owner occupancy will help improve the quality of life.’
    • ‘He was influential with the Unionists through his report on land and owner-occupancy in Ireland.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Ireland is right up there at the top of the league table with an owner occupancy rate of over 80%.’
    • ‘The thrust of regeneration will be to encourage owner occupancy in the West End and get rid of the cheap housing.’
    occupation, tenancy, tenure, residence, residency, inhabitation, habitation, lease, possession, holding, owner-occupancy, multi-occupancy, use, term
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