What Is the Difference between a Flat and an Apartment?

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A flat is usually a room or a number of rooms in a building that are occupied by the same dweller. An apartment is a self-contained shelter unit that occupies only part of a building. Apartments may be owned by an owner-dweller or rented by tenants.
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No difference. "Flat" is British, "apartment" is American.
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The word "flat" is a generic term that is European in its contemporary roots. It is an umbrella term that can include any story in a multifamily dwelling, including the
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An apartment is Americanised, but they are the same thing, a dwelling, a place rest your weary head, just one sounds MUCH MUCH better than the other. (Also, I bet if you were to put
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It's a matter of which country you live in.US it's an apartment.in UK it's a flat.basically the same.
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An apartment is a self-contained housing unit that occupies only part of a building. Apartments may be owned by an owner-occupier or rented by tenants. A flat on the other hand is usually a room or a number of rooms within a building that are used by the same occupant.
A flat and an apartment are the same type of housing. In American English it is an apartment while 'flat' is used by British. A studio apartment in the US is the same as the British bed-sitter.
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