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    #1

    rent/let

    1) This flat is rented out.
    2) This flat is let.

    I believe both means the same.
    I want to say that the flat is constantly being rented out/let. How do I say that?

    3) This flat is on a rent?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: rent/let

    Both 1 and 2 are fine. 3 is not correct.
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    #3

    Re: rent/let

    I can say

    The flat is rented?
    The flat is tenanted?

    And will all these sentences (including my 1) and 2) above) show that I don't mean right now, but always (that the flat is used by the owner for renting (?) purpose)?

    And is 'renting' correct here?

    Thank you.

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    #4

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    The flat is tenanted doesn't work. If you want to indicate clearly that the owner rents/lets the flat to people, then say just that.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 10-Nov-2015 at 19:39. Reason: Correct small tyo.

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    #5

    Re: rent/let

    Thanks. Trying to find a short version, seems to me that there is one...

    "This flat is rented".
    Will that work?

    Thank you.

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    #6

    Re: rent/let

    'This flat is rented.'

    Without more context, we do not know if the flat is being looked at from the point of view of the tenant or the landlord/landlady.

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    #7

    Re: rent/let

    Yes, that's what I want. Just to state the fact that the owner doesn't live there, in that flat.
    Looks like that will be the option? "The flat is rented." ?

    Thanks.

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    #8

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    I have just told you that that is ambiguous. As I said in post #4. if you want to make it clear that the owner does not live in the flat you will need to say "The owner rents the flat to tenants".

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    #9

    Re: rent/let

    The flat is rented -"we don't know if the flat is being looked at from the point of view of the tenant or the landlord/landlady".
    The flat is rented (by the owner).
    The flat is rented (by the tenant).
    In any case it means that the owner doesn't live there, does it not?

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    #10

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    Yes.

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