Owner-Occupant

A resident of a property who also holds the title to that property. In contrast, an absentee owner holds title to the property but does not live there. A landlord is a type of absentee owner.

MARGIN: 0in 0in 10pt; mso-margin-top-alt: auto; mso-margin-bottom-alt: auto">When applying for a mortgage or refinance, the lender will want to know if the borrower is going to be an owner occupant or an absentee owner. The application will usually say "The borrower intends to occupy the property as his/her primary residence", (or some variation thereof) when the borrower will be an owner-occupant. Some types of loans may only be available to owner-occupants and not to investors.


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  • Owner-occupier — An owner occupier (also known as an owner occupant or home owner) is a person who lives in and owns the same home. It is a type of housing tenure. The home of the owner occupier may be, for example, a house, apartment, condominium, or a housing… …   Wikipedia

  • occupant — oc·cu·pant / ä kyə pənt/ n 1: one who occupies a particular place an occupant of the car the occupant of the apartment 2: one who acquires title by occupancy Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Occupant — Oc cu*pant, n. [L. occupans, p. pr. of occupare: cf. F. occupant. See {Occupy}.] 1. One who occupies, or takes possession; one who has the actual use or possession, or is in possession, of a thing; as, the occupant of the apartment is not at home …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • owner-occupier — n. a occupant who owns the home that he/she lives in. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • owner-occupier — noun an occupant who owns the home that he/she lives in • Hypernyms: ↑resident, ↑occupant, ↑occupier * * * ownˈer occˈupier noun A person who owns the house in which he or she lives • • • Main Entry: ↑own * * * owner occupier UK US …   Useful english dictionary

  • occupant — Person in possession. Person having possessory rights, who can control what goes on on premises. One who has actual use, possession or control of a thing. Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County v. Stepanik, 25 Pa.Cmwlth. 180, 360 A.2d 300,… …   Black's law dictionary

  • occupant — /ok yeuh peuhnt/, n. 1. a person, family, group, or organization that lives in, occupies, or has quarters or space in or on something: the occupant of a taxicab; the occupants of the building. 2. a tenant of a house, estate, office, etc.;… …   Universalium

  • occupant — One in enjoyment of the occupancy of premises. One in actual possession, the tenant as distinguished from the landlord who has possession but not occupancy. Parsons v Prudential Real Estate Co. 86 Neb 271, 125 NW 521. For the purposes of the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • occupant — noun 1) the occupants of the houses Syn: resident, inhabitant, owner, householder, tenant, renter, leaseholder, lessee; addressee, occupier; formal dweller 2) the first occupant of the post Syn: incumbent …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • occupant — n. 1 a person who occupies, resides in, or is in a place etc. (both occupants of the car were unhurt). 2 a person holding property, esp. land, in actual possession. 3 a person who establishes a title by taking possession of something previously… …   Useful english dictionary

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