English version

rent in Business topic

rentrent2 ●●● S2 W3 noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable, uncountable]BCOST the money that someone pays regularly to use a room, house etc that belongs to someone else 🔊 I pay the rent at the beginning of every month.rent of 🔊 an annual rent of £8,000► see thesaurus at cost2 [countable, uncountable] especially American EnglishBBTCOST an amount of money that you pay to use a car, boat etc that belongs to someone else 🔊 The rent was only $20 an hour.3 → for rent4 [countable]HOLE formal a large tear in something made of cloth 🔊 huge rents in the curtainsCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + renthighRents in the city centre are very high.lowOur workers get low rents and other advantages.exorbitant (=extremely high)Some landlords charge exorbitant rents.fixedThe rent is fixed for three years.affordable (=which people can easily pay)The government plans to provide more homes at affordable rents.the annual/monthly/weekly rentOur annual rent is just over $15000.ground rent British English (=rent paid to the owner of the land that a house, office etc is built on)There is an additional ground rent of £30 per month.a peppercorn rent British English (=an extremely low rent)The colonel let us have the cottage for a peppercorn rent.back rent (=rent you owe for an earlier period)Mrs Carr said she is still owed several thousand dollars in back rent.the rent is due (=it must be paid at a particular time)The rent is due at the beginning of the week.verbspay the rentShe couldn’t afford to pay the rent.increase/raise the rent (also put up the rent British English)The landlord wants to put up the rent.fall behind with the rent/get behind on the rent (=fail to pay your rent on time)You could be evicted if you fall behind with the rent.collect the rentHis job is to collect the rents from the tenants.the rent increases/goes upThe rent has gone up by over 50% in the last two years.rent + NOUNa rent increaseHow can they justify such big rent increases?rent arrears British English (=money that you owe because you have not paid your rent)The most common debts were rent arrears.a rent book British English (=a book that shows the payments you have made in rent)
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rent• His regular commitments - rent, electricity, etc. - are £38.08 and 50p insurance.• It also established the first Crofters Commission as a permanent body empowered to fix fair rents and administer crofting legislation.• She pays £350 a month rent for a one-bedroomed apartment.• Office rents are highest in the city centre.• Meyer said the shortage of apartments and continued pressure on rents would continue for the next three years.• When they could pay rent, they did.• The group will also recommend improved access to private rented accommodation through rent deposit schemes.• Many S corporation owners are rich people on paper but can barely pay the rent.• If my landlord raises the rent again, I'll have to look for somewhere smaller.• The rent is $850 a month.• At a staggering £385 a week rent.• One resident was evicted after she withheld rent.