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statutory tenant Line breaks: statu|tory ten¦ant

Definition of statutory tenant in English:


A person who is legally entitled to remain in a property although their original tenancy has expired.
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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