Definition of landlord in English:



  • 1A man (in legal use also a woman) who rents out land, a building, or accommodation.

    • ‘With each new tenant, landlords can increase the rent by as much as they like.’
    • ‘The relationship between landlords and tenants is a recurring theme in Irish history.’
    • ‘The goal is to educate tenants about the legal amount their landlord can up their rent.’
    • ‘Here he witnessed how the Irish were treated not just by the army but also by the landlords who owned the land there.’
    • ‘The oversupply of rental property has resulted in landlords cutting rents to attract tenants.’
    • ‘In the interim, she decided to set up a company that would unify potential tenants and landlords.’
    • ‘Almost a tenth of all houses in Swindon are occupied by tenants renting from private landlords.’
    • ‘They aren't really housemates, just people who happen to rent from the same landlord.’
    • ‘The majority of families forced to rent from private landlords will be no better off than before.’
    • ‘Over 80 percent are kept empty by private landlords, banks and building societies.’
    • ‘A lot of landlords are finding it difficult to accept lower rents and one or two have actually sold.’
    • ‘Others look to the peasantry to form armed bands which can take land from the big landlords and distribute it to the poor.’
    • ‘It used to be the case that people either got a council house, rented from a private landlord or got a mortgage to buy their home.’
    • ‘Some land was owned by landlords who rented to cultivators, some was in the hands of owner-operators.’
    • ‘For example, how exactly will landlords and tenants bring disputes before the board?’
    • ‘In some parts there are basically too many landlords chasing too few tenants, which is pushing down rents.’
    • ‘Special tax breaks are available to landlords who intend renting their property to tourists.’
    • ‘Catholic tenant farmers are withholding rents from their Protestant landlords.’
    • ‘The mid-terrace unit is held by the current landlord on a long lease with a nominal rent.’
    • ‘Some landlords also use supermarket billboards and cards in newsagent's windows.’
    publican, licensee, innkeeper, manager, manageress, pub owner, proprietor, landlady
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    1. 1.1A man who keeps lodgings, a boarding house, or a pub.
      • ‘A village pub landlord told today how his wife and barman were threatened with knives by armed raiders.’
      • ‘Christopher Genders, 56, a former pub landlord, is out tending his garden.’
      • ‘Police said the pair waited until the pub was empty before bursting in as the landlord and the barmaid were cashing up.’
      • ‘He called for landlords, the drinks industry and hoteliers to work together to ease the passage of the Bill.’
      • ‘You'd be better off going to your local pub landlord and starting you own comedy club.’
      • ‘A tapas bar landlord in Hull has lost his license because he allowed his clients to drink standing up.’
      • ‘Shortly afterwards, Gough punched a drinker, who had to be taken outside by the landlord.’
      • ‘There will also be informal ballots organised by individual landlords at hundreds of pubs in Manchester.’
      • ‘If louts strike at one pub or club, landlords and managers can get onto the phone to the next pub to tell the doormen who to look out for.’
      • ‘Now the police are keen to extend the scheme to the whole of Craven and will write to landlords and licensees explaining how it works.’
      • ‘It's a far cry from the message that went out last month when licensing officials urged landlords not to rush applications.’
      • ‘Terry was later landlord of the public house that bore his name at Athgarvan Cross.’
      • ‘Croydon Council managed to solve the problem by providing landlords with their licences by the next day.’
      • ‘A young woman wept in court as a jury cleared her of causing the death of a former pub landlord.’
      property owner, proprietor, lessor, letter, householder, freeholder, landowner, landholder, master
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