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: one who has the occupation or temporary possession of lands or tenements of another
specifically : one who rents or leases a dwelling (such as a house) from a landlord
: one who holds or possesses real estate or sometimes personal property (such as a security) by any kind of right
tenanted; tenanting; tenants
Noun A tenant is now leasing the apartment. the laundry in the basement is for tenants only
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NounBirmingham has lined up a tenant for the former Edwards Chevrolet, Sticks ‘N’ Stuff building downtown, that will bring 200 new jobs to the city. —Greg Garrison | , al, 21 Mar. 2023 Rent is no more than 30 percent of a tenant’s income. —Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Mar. 2023 Normally, a landlord would file a nonpayment case against such a tenant in housing court. —Ronda Kaysen, New York Times, 18 Mar. 2023 The only evidence of an unwelcome visitor took shape in cut, mangled mesh, and the discovery of a single tenant in a home where two had lived. —Jamie Landers, Dallas News, 14 Mar. 2023 Meanwhile, Gruber Law Offices LLC, a long-time 100 East tenant, is planning to look for a new location. —Tom Daykin, Journal Sentinel, 10 Mar. 2023 With some of the strictest regulations in the country, New York essentially forbids rentals in most apartments for fewer than 30 days without a tenant present. —Raeedah Wahid, Fortune, 3 Mar. 2023 McCain, a six-term GOP Senator from Arizona and a longtime tenant of the Russell building, which houses the Armed Services Committee that McCain chaired, remains an icon of public service and bipartisanship in the Senate. —Pablo Manríquez, The New Republic, 23 Feb. 2023 Those include poignant scenes with a depressed tenant in the apartment building of his mother, where Wentong has lived since his divorce; a reflective moment with his flinty sister; and a tender visit to his ex-wife in hospital. —David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 18 Feb. 2023
VerbHer office plans to track case outcomes, if landlords have certificates of compliance, total eviction filings over time, landlord and tenant legal representation and demographic information. —Nushrat Rahman, Detroit Free Press, 8 Feb. 2023 Shamus Roller, executive director of the National Housing Law Project, said the announcement gave an important nod to tenant rights at such a high government level. —Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2023 The problem is that the board’s increases, whether minimal or substantial, aren’t pegged to tenant incomes in any way. —Curbed, 23 June 2022 Still, landlords are including concessions to get deals, offering abatements and tenant improvement allowances. —Natalie Wong, Bloomberg.com, 30 Mar. 2022 With that deadline fast approaching and politicians so far unresponsive to tenant advocates’ calls for another extension, renters and small landlords report widespread confusion and fear about falling through the cracks. —Lauren Hepler, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 Mar. 2022 Should cities such as San Francisco give legal recognition to tenant unions? —Will Parker, WSJ, 22 Jan. 2022 By 2020, similar units at the complex rented for approximately $1,200 per month, according to leases and tenant payment records reviewed by The Post. —Washington Post, 2 Jan. 2022 Those left out Sylvia Kuster and her husband Skip currently lease most of their nearly 400-acre property to tenant farmers. —cincinnati.com, 16 Sep. 2021 See More
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