Definition of statutory tenant in English:

statutory tenant


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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It appears, therefore, that where a landlord re-houses a protected or statutory tenant, the new tenancy will itself be a protected tenancy.’