Definitions for key money

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word key money

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Key money

    Key money is one of several forms of payment made to a landlord. The term has various meanings in different parts of the world. It sometimes means money paid to an existing tenant who assigns a lease to a new tenant where the rent is below market. It sometimes means a bribe to a landlord. In other parts of the world, it is used synonymously with normal security deposits, which are used to cover nonpayment of rent and excessive damage to a rental unit.


Find a translation for the key money definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these key money definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"key money." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 19 Apr. 2015. < money>.

Are we missing a good definition for key money? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for key money:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.