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sitting tenant

noun [C] uk   us  
a person with a legal right to stay in a property that they are renting: We can't sell the house because we can't get rid of the sitting tenants.
Translations of “sitting tenant”
in Chinese (Traditional) (有合法權利的)現有房客,現租戶…
in Chinese (Simplified) (有合法权利的)现有房客,现租户…
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