Definition of 'tenant'
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The tenants of the flat above are very noisy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Between the landlords and tenants a new breed of letting agent has sprung up. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The hardest thing for new tenants could be getting used to all that space when they walk through their two front doors. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Ministers made the surprise announcement last night that higher rents for social housing tenants on above-average incomes would not be compulsory. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The scheme allows tenants to buy their homes at a discount and more than 3,000 tenants could potentially benefit from the plan. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I have known tenants to withhold rent over similar issues, but this usually ends in unpleasant conflict. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Landlords, like tenants, are already paying through the nose for the services of letting agents. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As more landlords take in tenants on benefits, and with changes being made to payments, some agencies are having difficulty collecting rents. The Sun (2016)The monster lived on the top floor with tenants in other flats. The Sun (2008)To let is a landlord allowing a tenant to use land or property. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many council house tenants were given significant incentives and discounts to buy their own home. Say Goodbye to Debt (1994)Landlords will also suffer if tenants cannot pay their rent. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This is thought to be a reference to tenants on housing benefit. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Until recently company and business tenants often lived in hotels and holiday lets while on secondment. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This place needs a tenant with an eye for aesthetics and the inclination to show it off. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We intend to give landlords the option to charge these tenants a fair rent. The Sun (2014)These schemes deal with complaints made by tenants or landlords about agents and they can award compensation. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Social tenants with more bedrooms than they need are having their housing benefit reduced. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The new tenant could hardly have been more different in character. DEVASTATING EDEN: The Search for Utopia in America (2004)But they are increasingly being used by unscrupulous landlords to hold tenants to ransom. Times, Sunday Times (2006)My wife let a property to a tenant who paid the council tax. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We employed a letting agent to find a tenant but have decided to manage the property ourselves. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This switch was favorable to tenants who leased large farms. A Social History of Modern Spain (1991)The council will also use the scheme to relax its ban on tenants of flats keeping dogs. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It gave leasehold tenants of houses the right to purchase the freehold. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The risk is that landlords will shun all tenants on housing benefit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Social tenants live in homes that are let at low rents to people in housing need. The Sun (2013)Most landlords will be more enthusiastic about keeping hold of a good tenant than hiking rents. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The landlord and tenant relationship can be tricky and it definitely takes two to tango. The Sun (2013)She warns that landlords should also be careful about hiking rents when they have good tenants in place. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They are also introducing changes to council tax benefit and cutting payments to social housing tenants with spare rooms. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Tenants have to pay this but if a commercial property is empty for more than three months the landlord is liable. Times, Sunday Times (2014)In this sense, they are tenants on the land. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)
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Translations for 'tenant'
British English: tenant /ˈtɛnənt/ NOUN
A tenant is someone who pays rent for the place they live in, or for land or buildings that they use.
...the obligations of a landlord to the tenant.
- American English: tenant
- Arabic: مُسْتَأْجِر
- Brazilian Portuguese: inquilino
- Chinese: 房客
- Croatian: stanar
- Czech: nájemník
- Danish: lejer
- Dutch: huurder
- European Spanish: inquilino
- Finnish: vuokralainen
- French: locataire
- German: Mieter
- Greek: ένοικος
- Italian: inquilino
- Japanese: 賃借人
- Korean: 세입자
- Norwegian: leietaker
- Polish: dzierżawca
- European Portuguese: inquilino
- Romanian: chiriaș
- Russian: арендатор
- Spanish: inquilino
- Swedish: hyresgäst
- Thai: ผู้เช่า
- Turkish: kiracı
- Ukrainian: орендар
- Vietnamese: người thuê nhà
Definition of tenant from the Collins English Dictionary
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