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    Someone is used to renting flats/apartments, and owns no house

    What do you call someone who is used to renting flats/apartments. He owns no house. I see no respect is shown for temporary residents. I am used to hearing a term from my neighbors which is very bad and I have no equivalent in English yet.


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    Re: Someone is used to renting flats/apartments, and owns no house

    If he owns no houses himself, does he act as an agent for others?

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    Re: Someone is used to renting flats/apartments, and owns no house

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    If he owns no houses himself, does he act as an agent for others?
    No. When you have no house and live in a rented place, people have bad impression that you are from the deprived. As a result, they are not going to get anything in return such as influence, profitable company, rich friend, and so on and so forth. So, they start belittling you and do their best avoiding saying hello.


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    Re: Someone is used to renting flats/apartments, and owns no house

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    What do you call someone who is used to renting flats/apartments. He owns no house. I see no respect is shown for temporary residents. I am used to hearing a term from my neighbors which is very bad and I have no equivalent in English yet.

    Renting houses/apartments in the US is a normal life choice for many. Some of these people own a summer home for investment purposes and choose to rent their home. One advantage is that one is not responsible for repairs/maintenance.

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    Re: Someone is used to renting flats/apartments, and owns no house

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    What do you call someone who is used to renting flats/apartments. He owns no house. I

    I did not realise that you meant that the person was a tenant. In Europe, as in America, many people choose to rent. I have done so myself for the last fifteen years. I do not know anybody who would look down on this choice. of lifestyle. Why should they?

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    Re: Someone is used to renting flats/apartments, and owns no house

    We have the term couch/sofa surfer for someone who has nowhere to live and stays with friends, moving from one to another, but simply renting a home is not unusual, nor something to be looked down on.

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