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sitting tenant

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Definition of sitting tenant in English:

noun

British
A tenant already in occupation of premises, especially when there is a change of owner.
Example sentences
  • The defendant, at the time of the transfer, was a sitting tenant of Poplar and it was intended that she would be treated no better and no worse than if she remained a tenant of Tower Hamlets.
  • We are taking legal action to evict a sitting tenant.
  • The company has bought the house, but failed to evict the sitting tenant.

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