absentee landlord


: someone who owns and rents property but does not live on or near the property and rarely visits it

Examples of absentee landlord in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The 48,000-square-foot triangular lot at South Alameda and East 14th streets, where the fire tore through, had been leased by an absentee landlord, who subleased parcels of the property to others and failed to pay Caltrans rent for more than a year, according to the state. Rachel Uranga, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 The idea of evictions and lack of access to housing is particularly resonant, Mr. Doyle said, because of Ireland’s centuries under British rule, during which the callous absentee landlord became a byword for oppression. Megan Specia, New York Times, 15 Jan. 2024

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“Absentee landlord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/absentee%20landlord. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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