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1A person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.
occupant, resident, inhabitantView synonyms
- ‘Where a lease expires, the tenant will pay rent under the existing lease until the new lease is in place.’
- ‘Apartment rents for tenants will continue to rise.’
- ‘Rather than deal with the hassle of finding tenants and collecting the rent, I had appointed an agent to do the dirty work.’
- ‘My front neighbours have moved out and the landlord is interviewing prospective tenants.’
- ‘The tenants are able to rent the property at a discounted rate.’
- ‘These properties could be rented to tenants.’
- ‘The landlord prepared the land and then the tenant moved in.’
- ‘Do budget for periods between lettings, when you won't have any tenants and no rent coming in.’
- ‘My job is to win new business and match properties with tenants.’
- ‘He collected several months' rent in advance from tenants.’
- ‘Almost a tenth of all houses are occupied by tenants renting from private landlords.’
- ‘The current system protects tenants against unfair rent increases.’
- ‘A landlord cannot refuse demands from disabled tenants to adapt rented accommodation.’
- ‘You can sell your property, or find tenants to rent it.’
- ‘The oversupply of rental property has resulted in landlords cutting rents to attract tenants.’
- ‘The homes were rented out to new tenants.’
- ‘I live in an old dilapidated building that has poor tenants and relatively cheap rents.’
- ‘In some parts there are basically too many landlords chasing too few tenants, which is pushing down rents.’
- ‘She was an ideal tenant who paid the rent on time.’
- ‘The cars are the property of tenants of the new housing estate.’
- 1.1Law A person holding real property by private ownership.
- ‘In breach of covenant, the tenant has failed to complete the works.’
- ‘The lease here provides only that the tenant bears all the responsibility for maintenance.’
verb[WITH OBJECT]usually be tenanted
Occupy (property) as a tenant.
live in, inhabit, be the tenant of, tenant, lodge in, be ensconced in, be established in, ensconce oneself in, establish oneself in, take up residence in, make one's home in, settle in, move intoView synonyms
- ‘Money comes in from a successful nursery and from the farms, one of which is tenanted.’
- ‘The 72 flats are mostly tenanted at modest rents due to the building's poor condition.’
- ‘The cottage is still tenanted.’
- ‘These standards will apply to all tenanted properties.’
- ‘The tower is tenanted by private corporations, mostly American multinational corporations.’
- ‘All the houses are tenanted houses.’
- ‘The flats are now tenanted and noise disturbance is proving to be a real problem.’
- ‘He had been left some tenanted farmsteads by an aunt.’
- ‘The land is tenanted under a farming business tenancy.’
- ‘Ninety per cent of the farms were tenanted.’
- ‘They would purchase properties that can be tenanted for full market rent.’
- ‘To this day, Urban Plaza remains poorly tenanted.’
- ‘The garages are currently tenanted by some of the road's residents.’
- ‘They own 700 leased pubs and around 300 tenanted properties.’
- ‘Shops which have been empty for years are slowly getting tenanted.’
- ‘Relatively few public companies specialise in buying tenanted property in the private residential sector.’
- ‘All 10 tournament stadiums are tenanted by existing clubs.’
- ‘The properties were tenanted out.’
- ‘The majority of family-sized homes on her books are tenanted by young professionals.’
- ‘From 1966 until 2002 the farm was tenanted by farmers called Cole.’
Middle English: from Old French, literally ‘holding’, present participle of tenir, from Latin tenere.
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