a landlord who owns slum buildings, especially one who fails to maintain or improve the buildings and charges tenants exorbitant rents.
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How to use slumlord in a sentence
You can make the same case with developers — Racine has carved out the position of cracking down on slumlords and backing renters.As Bowser seeks a third term as D.C. mayor, her sharpest critic isn’t on the ballot | Paul Schwartzman, Michael Brice-Saddler | February 28, 2022 | Washington Post
It shouldn’t be slumlords who are providing our housing units for the most vulnerable in our community.Reps for Casino Developer Defend the Destruction of Nearly 600 Housing Units in Reno | by Anjeanette Damon | January 13, 2022 | ProPublica
British Dictionary definitions for slumlord
informal, mainly US and Canadian an absentee landlord of slum property, esp one who profiteers
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