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    Question Residents of Flats

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    What are the people called who live in flats (irrespective of tenancy or land lordship)?

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    Default Re: Residents of Flats

    I can't think of anything better than Barb's answer in another thread: renters.

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    Default Re: Residents of Flats

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    I can't think of anything better than Barb's answer in another thread: renters.

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    What if someone is an owner not a renter?

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    Default Re: Residents of Flats

    Here, apartments are rented, by definition. Otherwise, it's a condo or town home.

    What is it you're trying to describe? People who live in multi-family buildings instead of single-family homes?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Residents of Flats

    ]As far as I know there is no single term for what would be' flat-dwellers' in BrE. People who own them are 'flat-owners'; people who rent them are 'tenants'. We do not differentiate between people who rent a flat and those who rent a house.

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    Question Re: Residents of Flats

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    Here, apartments are rented, by definition. Otherwise, it's a condo or town home.

    What is it you're trying to describe? People who live in multi-family buildings instead of single-family homes?
    Actually I want to paste a notice and want to address the people ( both owners and renters) who live in a building that has some flats. What makes me confused is I heard some people say flatiites. Since I heard the voice, so I'm not sure of the spelling. Is this word or term used by native speakers? I hope I have been able to explain what I meant to ask.

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    Default Re: Residents of Flats

    'Flatiites' does not exist.

    Why not address your notice, "To all residents"? That should cover it.

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    Default Re: Residents of Flats

    All of them are "residents."
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    Default Re: Residents of Flats

    Thanks all. Now, I have been satisfied. May your knowledge brighten more and more!

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    Default Re: Residents of Flats

    How about occupants?

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