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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Synonyms & Antonyms for renter


boarder, lessee, lodger, roomer, tenant


landlord, lessor, letter

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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

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Half of the apartments will be for renters with Section 8 vouchers, and all will have varying income caps. Marisa Kendall, The Mercury News, "Bay Area churches are building housing in God’s backyard," 16 June 2019 TomTom found that Hamburg, the ninth most expensive German city for renters, is the most congested; Berlin and Stuttgart are in the top five in both rent levels and congestion; Munich, where apartments are the priciest, is the sixth most congested. Leonid Bershidsky, Twin Cities, "Leonid Bershidsky: Traffic jams are a sign of income inequality," 12 June 2019 The Riverwest neighborhood where ATF ran its operation is a mix of Milwaukee bungalows, flats and duplexes, with many longtime homeowners mingled with renters. Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "ATF's Milwaukee sting operation was marred by mistakes, failures," 11 June 2019 The difference, of course, is that Millbrook was already filled with renters. Katheleen Conti,, "These tenants pay $3,000 rents, but are still being displaced," 30 Mar. 2018 Meanwhile, home owners can list their garage and its notable features (for free), receive and approve requests from qualified vehicle owners, and coordinate with the renter and collect payment for the space. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "You Can Now Find A Garage For Rent With The New Airbnb For Cars," 14 June 2016 Jones, who was kind enough to explain to me how high-end rentals work, said there are three likely categories of renters who could be willing to pay nearly a quarter-million dollars a year in rent. Danny Westneat, The Seattle Times, "Another ‘Manhattan moment’: Seattle’s new $19,265-a-month apartment," 13 July 2018 In a series of focus groups, landlords cited the financial risks of participating in the program and lingering discord with city government, where the City Council has passed several new laws favorable to renters. Vernal Coleman, The Seattle Times, "Seattle, King County look to Atlanta program to entice landlords to rent to homeless, but can it work here?," 26 Dec. 2018 The cities in this cluster have higher rates of homelessness than other parts of the country, as well as higher average rents; nearly half of all renters in these cities are rent-burdened, based on the report’s findings. Gaby Del Valle, Vox, "How rising rents contribute to homelessness," 14 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of renter

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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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