key money


British : a payment required of a tenant especially of an apartment on taking possession of the key
: a bribe paid by a prospective tenant in order to obtain housing
the key money for an average studio in Paris is in the neighborhood of one thousand dollarsPaul Bowles

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“Key money.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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