TOPIC: Why o why are folks still referring to our residents as tenants?

Why o why are folks still referring to our residents as tenants? 1 year 7 months ago #35177

Yes, I know its their legal term. It's such a turn off. Over the last 26 years I've worked affordable, luxury, mixed use, student, rural housing...there is nothing warm and fuzzy about the word tenant. It should be banned from our lingo. What other words should be banned from our industry lingo?


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Why o why are folks still referring to our residents as tenants? 1 year 7 months ago #35178

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  • Lisa Marler Swem
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Why o why are folks still referring to our residents as tenants? 1 year 7 months ago #35179

What should we call them instead of "units"? I am here with an open ear.
I do agree with residents over tenants, community over complex; and landlord is the owner not the community manager.
  • Kaleene Elizabeth
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Why o why are folks still referring to our residents as tenants? 1 year 7 months ago #35180

“Homes”
  • Adam Harris
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Why o why are folks still referring to our residents as tenants? 1 year 7 months ago #35181

apartment homes, townhomes, lofts, condo, homes, home sweet home. :)

Why o why are folks still referring to our residents as tenants? 1 year 7 months ago #35182

Agree! We also need to ban “complex.” We work at apartment communities.
  • Suzanne Murphy
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Why o why are folks still referring to our residents as tenants? 1 year 7 months ago #35183

Suzanne Murphy I was hoping someone would say this one! People have complexes, they don't live in them.

Why o why are folks still referring to our residents as tenants? 1 year 7 months ago #35184

Suzanne Murphy, YES! This one is like nails on a chalkboard for me!
  • Heidi Miller
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Why o why are folks still referring to our residents as tenants? 1 year 7 months ago #35185

LIVE in a community. Get psychological help/medication for a complex. Now I just need to get my maintenance tech to stop calling it the"compound". ????
  • Keri Parker Clark
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Why o why are folks still referring to our residents as tenants? 1 year 7 months ago #35186

Suzanne Murphy and tell the media that! They ALWAYS say complex in reporting. Drives me nuts! And unit. Or Work order...
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