One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who is legally entitled to remain in a property although their original tenancy has expired.
- ‘With the expiry of the contractual tenancy the tenant continued as a statutory tenant, providing that he resided in the premises as his home.’
- ‘Her mother then became a statutory tenant by succession.’
- ‘I am a statutory tenant having lived in this flat for so many years.’
- ‘It appears, therefore, that where a landlord re-houses a protected or statutory tenant, the new tenancy will itself be a protected tenancy.’
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