Example usage The squatters were living in the building illegally. Pages on this site to help you understand Housing Housing Am I going to be evicted? I am a landlord with a legal issue I am renting and have legal issues I'm buying or selling a house Recent articles tagged with Housing ID and money home-buying checks - why they are needed In the market for a flat? Leasehold or commonhold? Leasehold and ground rents Know your rights on eviction Stepping on to the property ladder See also: Rent A regular payment to the landlord by a tenant in return for being allowed to possess and use the landlord's property. Lease A contract between the owner of a property and a tenant, giving the tenant sole use of the property for an agreed time.