Definition of key money in English:

key money

Syllabification: key mon·ey


  • Money paid to a landlord as an inducement by a person wishing to rent a property.
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    • It has been at least a decade since the lease on a building on that pitch in Bond Street came on the market and it is the only location in London that would achieve key money of that amount.
    • However, if the owners pay their taxes, then key money is fine as far as the Revenue Office is concerned.
    • Everyone who has ever been asked for key money has pondered the same questions.

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