Definition of statutory tenant in English:

statutory tenant

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noun

Law
  • A person who is legally entitled to remain in a property although their original tenancy has expired.
    More example sentences
    • With the expiry of the contractual tenancy the tenant continued as a statutory tenant, providing that he resided in the premises as his home.
    • Her mother then became a statutory tenant by succession.
    • I am a statutory tenant having lived in this flat for so many years.

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