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People who own or rent property

absentee landlord

noun

someone who does not live in or visit very frequently a property that they rent to someone else

first-time buyer

noun

someone who is buying a house for the first time

freeholder

noun

the person who owns the freehold on a building or piece of land

homebuyer

noun

someone who is buying a house, flat, or other place to live in

homeowner

noun

someone who owns their house or flat

householder

noun

a person who lives in a house or flat, especially the person who owns the house or pays the rent

land agent

noun

someone whose job is to buy and sell land for other people

landholder

noun

someone who owns a particular piece of land

landlady

noun

a woman who owns a house, flat, or room that people can rent

landlord

noun

a man who owns a house, flat, or room that people can rent

landowner

noun

someone who owns a large amount of land

leaseholder

noun

someone who owns a leasehold

lessee

noun

someone who pays rent to use land or property and has signed a lease (=a legal agreement) with the owner. The owner is called the lessor.

lessor

noun

someone who allows another person to pay to use their land or property under a lease (=a legal agreement). The person who uses the land or property is the lessee.

lodger

noun

someone who pays to live in a house with the person who owns it. The usual American word is roomer.

owner-occupier

noun

someone who owns the house that they live in

property developer

noun

someone who earns money by buying land and building on it

sitting tenant

noun

someone who pays rent to live in a house or flat and has the legal right to stay there

slumlord

noun

someone who owns buildings that are in very bad condition and charges people too much money to live in them

subtenant

noun

someone who rents a house, room, or flat from a tenant (=the person who is already renting it from the owner)

tenant

noun

someone who rents a flat, house, office, piece of land etc from the person who owns it

title-holder

noun

someone who owns a title deed

vendor

noun

someone who is selling a building or piece of land

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