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sitting tenant

a tenant occupying a house, flat, etc.
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Following the sale of council houses, the government offered for sale another 8,789 of its 15,758 housing units countrywide to civil servants who were sitting tenants.
In Hong Kong the Report of the Housing Authority's Ad Hoc Committee on Sale of Flats to Sitting Tenants, released October 18, 1990, discusses this approach.
James Neame, an assistant surveyor at DMPC's Oswestry office that covers Wales, said sitting tenants should be prepared to negotiate over any discounts being offered.
I thought it had been made quite clear that the selling of council houses to sitting tenants in no way increases the housing list or diminishes the chance of anyone on the Housing Register from obtaining better accommodation.
Support will return twofold and Sisu as sitting tenants could possibly see the future in a clearer light.
Where sites are currently let, sitting tenants have been advised of these plans.
I understand the need to rehouse the four million people at present in bed and breakfasts or bunking in with family in overcrowded conditions, so how about offering selected sitting tenants a sum of money based on how much rent they'd paid over the years, on condition they used it as a deposit on a house?
Some vacancies are due to leases terminating, others because sitting tenants are not prepared to pay higher rents and some are caused by relocation by businesses needing larger or smaller premises.
Before the Russians bought it they were already sitting tenants in a deal which had them paying nominal rent of only pounds 1 a year until 2086.
Because a high proportion of Berlin residents rent, many properties are up for sale with sitting tenants.
And, depending on the success of the venture, Rudder said Time will determine what do to with space that becomes available as the leases of sitting tenants expire.