from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Arrears of rent.
  • n. In Scots law, a rent paid subsequently to reaping.


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  • It would be as if they never had been de-stabilized, and tenants could even receive back-rent for the difference between the market and regulated rents.

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  • The city supposedly forgave the back-rent and taxes for the five other holdouts but did not appreciate the fair market value or their properties to that of 2006.

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  • If Susette Kelo should not prevail, she will owe over $60,000.00 to the City of New London for back-rent alone.

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  • When Queen Elizabeth II visited Trinity in 1976, she was presented with a symbolic back-rent of 279 peppercorns.

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  • Alleging that the long-loved bookseller owes $40,000 plus costs, ownership has been given five days to pay their back-rent or the landlord will seize and ultimately sell the store's contents.


  • In this way we were able, albeit very gradually, to pay our back-rent, and maintain an amicable relationship with out landlord.

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  • Weimert gave her a ride to the bank, believing that she was going to withdraw money from her account to pay back-rent. rss feed

  • The following day the Assembly voted to grant a one month suspension on back-rent and a suspension on the sale of objects from the state pawn shops.

  • But underlying this fight is an irony too large to ignore: the biggest beneficiaries of a landlord defeat would be people who apparently don't need affordable housing at all: the hundreds of millions in back-rent would go to tenants paying market-rate rents-the $3,300 for a two-bedroom renters who came in after their previously rent-stabilized apartments were deregulated.

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  • She is slowly paying off some back-rent and utility debt, and will officially dissolve her business in the next couple of weeks, she said.



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