Occupancy

Definition of Occupancy

Oc´cu`pan`cy
n.1.The act of taking or holding possession, especially of real property or rental property; possession; occupation.
2.The state or condition of being occupied; as, occupancy by more than 250 people is dangerous and unlawful.
3.The period of time during which one occupies a property.
Title by occupancy
(Law) a right of property acquired by taking the first possession of a thing, or possession of a thing which belonged to nobody, and appropriating it.
- Blackstone. Kent.

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abiding, abode, adverse possession, alodium, burgage, claim, cohabitation, colony, commorancy, de facto, de jure, dependency, derivative title, dwelling, fee fief, fee position, fee simple, fee simple absolute, fee simple conditional, fee simple defeasible, fee simple determinable, fee tail, feodum, feud, fiefdom, frankalmoign, free socage, freehold, gavelkind, habitancy, habitation, having title to, hold, holding, inhabitancy, inhabitation, inhabiting, knight service, lay fee, lease, leasehold, legal claim, legal possession, living, lodging, mandate, nesting, occupation, original title, owning, possessing, possession, preoccupancy, preoccupation, prepossession, prescription, property, property rights, proprietary rights, residence, residency, residing, seisin, settlement, socage, sojourning, squatting, staying, staying over, stopping, sublease, tenancy, tenantry, tenure, tenure in chivalry, title, underlease, undertenancy, usucapion, villein socage, villeinhold, villenage
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