Definition of landlord
1 : the owner of property (such as land, houses, or apartments) that is leased or rented to another
2 : the master of an inn or lodging house : innkeeper
Examples of landlord in a Sentence
agreed to pay the landlord the rent on the first Monday of each month
a weekend workshop that is intended to disabuse would-be landlords of a bed-and breakfast that the job is one long vacation
Recent Examples of landlord from the Web
Plenty of mom-and-pop landlords who rent out Seattle property live in surrounding King County.
Tyga, who is in the midst of a legal battle with a former landlord of a Malibu property, is there too.
Since the HOA has no legal relationship to the tenant, the landlord is normally brought to the hearing.
At the event, landlords can find information about the voucher program to support veterans.
Mall landlords are investing millions of dollars in technology to help protect them from the changes buffeting the retail sector as internet shopping gains a stronger foothold.
Whole Foods is suing a D.C. landlord after one of its Northwest Washington stores closed over problems with rodents earlier this year.
The Kensington and Chelsea Council, which oversees the area where the fire occurred and is Grenfell’s landlord, said in a statement its immediate focus was helping victims and their families.
That landlord is the Kensington and Chelsea Tenants Management Organisation (KCTMO), a for-profit company in charge of refurbishment and maintenance of the building.
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First Known Use of landlord
before 12th century
Financial Definition of LANDLORD
What It Is
A landlord is an individual who owns real estate that he or she leases to renters.
How It Works
Landlords may own either residential or commercial properties. They lease the properties to families or companies in return for monthly rent. As the owning party, a landlord's obligations include structural maintenance and repairs as well as property tax payments (typically built into the rent).
For example, suppose Bob owns a three-bedroom apartment that he chooses to lease for rent. A family enters into a lease contract with Bob, the landlord. The family agrees to pay him $1,000 each month for a specific length of time (usually one year) in return for the right to live in the apartment.
LANDLORD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of landlord for English Language Learners
: a person who owns a house, apartment, etc., and rents it to other people
: a man who runs an inn, pub, or rooming house
LANDLORD Defined for Kids
Definition of landlord for Students
1 : a person who owns land or houses and rents them to other people
2 : a person who runs an inn or rooming house
Legal Definition of landlord
: the owner of property (as houses, apartments, or land) that is leased or rented to another
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