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Rent

Regular payments to an owner for the use of some leased property.

Rent

A regular, usually monthly, payment that a person makes in exchange for the use of an asset he/she does not own. That is, rent is the payment on a lease. The term is most often used to refer to payments on a leased dwelling or other piece of real estate.

rent

the periodic payments made to the owners of ASSETS (for example, household and industrial premises, car hire) for the use of these assets. See LEASE, LEASING, LEASEBACK, INCOME.

rent

the periodic payments made to the owners of ASSETS for the use of their land or other assets as either FACTORS OF PRODUCTION or for consumption. In aggregate terms, rents are a source of income and they are included as a part of NATIONAL INCOME. See also ECONOMIC RENT, NATIONAL INCOME ACCOUNTS.

rent

Payment for the privilege of possessing space one does not own.
References in classic literature ?
And when they gave up the house plan and decided to rent, the prospect of paying out nine dollars a month forever they found just as hard to face.
It was hard to tell, with all this strange legal jargon, words he had never heard before; but was not this plain--"the party of the first part hereby covenants and agrees to rent to the said party of the second part!" And then again-- "a monthly rental of twelve dollars, for a period of eight years and four months!" Then Szedvilas took off his spectacles, and looked at the agent, and stammered a question.
The agent was most polite, and explained that that was the usual formula; that it was always arranged that the property should be merely rented. He kept trying to show them something in the next paragraph; but Szedvilas could not get by the word "rental"--and when he translated it to Teta Elzbieta, she too was thrown into a fright.
The lawyer explained that the rental was a form--the property was said to be merely rented until the last payment had been made, the purpose being to make it easier to turn the party out if he did not make the payments.
"Be sure, if they take less rents, be sure Government has a finger in the pie.
It was a pleasant and romantic place, the estate which Lady Wetherby had rented. Standing on a hill, the house looked down through green trees on the gleaming waters of the bay.
An annual rent of from twenty-five to a hundred dollars
If we suppose him to pay a rent instead, this is but a doubtful choice of evils.
The unhappy woman flung herself upon that shoe; her consolation and her despair for so many years, and her vitals were rent with sobs as on the first day; because, for a mother who has lost her child, it is always the first day.
all this is about a landlord not a hundred miles from Middlemarch, who receives his own rents. They say he is the most retrogressive man in the county.
He said the parcel rent, which replaces quit rent for stratified properties, is effective from January this year.
'Consistent with the Rent Control Act of 2009 [RA 9653] which delegated to the HUDCC the setting and coverage of increases in residential rent rates, I now appeal to the HUDCC to consider the hardships of the Filipino at this time of rising inflation, high fuel prices and peso depreciation against the US dollar,' the lawmaker said.