rent·​er | \ ˈren-tər How to pronounce renter (audio) \

Definition of renter

: one that rents specifically : the lessee or tenant of property

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Examples of renter in a Sentence

one of the renters called to tell us the hot water heater was broken left our apartment keys at the renter's office just before leaving in the moving truck
Recent Examples on the Web To calculate the cost of renting a home, researchers examined single-family listings and added the cost of renter’s insurance. New York Times, 23 June 2022 In addition, the report found, high levels of hardship are driven less by high rents and more by low renter incomes that have stagnated in recent years in many states across the region. Anna Bahney, CNN, 17 June 2022 Additional responsibilities may be spelled out in a renter's lease. Bailey Loosemore, The Courier-Journal, 14 June 2022 So far, the starting price for the rentals will be slated at about $1,800 - while the affordable units will be priced based on the renter’s income. Ebony Williams, ajc, 7 June 2022 Such refusals are permitted by federal law but are prohibited by California law, which since 2019 has barred housing discrimination based on the source of a renter’s income. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 June 2022 And then there’s the change that anyone can do, even a renter: switch out your shower head. Laura J. Nelson, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2022 Applications for aid can be completed by either a renter or a landlord. Washington Post, 2 Sep. 2021 The best way to regulate the relationship between a property owner and a renter is through contract law, a system of mutual obligation and amelioration of risk in which the government plays the role of official not an advocate of either party. Roger Valdez, Forbes, 2 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of renter

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Renter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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rent·​er | \ ˈren-tər How to pronounce renter (audio) \

Kids Definition of renter

: a person who pays money for the use of something (as a place to live)

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