H5. Tenure of the housing unit
Do you own or amortize this housing unit occupied by your household or do you rent it, do you occupy it rent-free with consent of owner or rent-free without consent of owner?
(Please cross out one of the selections below)
 Owned/being amortized
 Rented (Skip to H9)
 Rent-free with consent of owner (Skip to H10)
 Rent-free without consent of owner (Skip to H10)
Rent-free with consent of owner
Rent-free without consent of owner
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
H5 Tenure status of the housing unit
The extent to which households own or rent the living quarters which they occupy is of special significance to housing programmes. Data on tenure status is also useful for housing priorities and policies, in promotion of house ownership and identification of groups in need of housing assistance.
Housing unit. A structurally separate and independent place of abode which, by the way it has been constructed, converted, or arranged is intended for habitation by one household.
Ask the respondent the question, "Do you own or amortize this housing unit occupied by your household or do you rent, rent-free with consent of owner, or rent-free without consent of owner?"
Cross out the circle corresponding to the tenure status of the housing unit by the household.
The tenure status of the housing unit and their corresponding codes are as follows:
 1 Owned/being amortized - if the household is the owner and has legal possession of the housing unit or the household claims to own it. Included also are those housing units which are being amortized or paid on installment basis.
 2 Rented - if the occupant actually pays rent either in cash or in kind.
 3 Rent-free with consent of owner - if the household occupies the housing unit with the permission of the owner and without paying any rent in cash or in kind to the owner. Included here are the households of farm tenants/lessees who occupy rent-free houses belonging to the owner of the lands they farm; also those employees given free housing as part of fringe benefits (they are made to vacate the housing unit upon separation from work.)
 4 Rent-free without consent of owner - if the household occupies the housing unit without the consent or knowledge of the owner. Examples are squatters who are occupying public and private buildings.
1. if the crossed out answer in H5 is Rented, skip to H9.
2. if the crossed out answer in H5 is Rent-free w/ consent of owner or Rent-free w/o consent of owner, skip to H10
This variable indicates the tenure status of the housing unit (whether it is owned, rented, etc.).