Meaning of “buy-to-let” in the English Dictionary

"buy-to-let" in British English

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buy-to-letnoun

also buy to let /ˌbaɪ.təˈlet/ /ˌbaɪ.təˈlet/ UK

[ U ] the activity of buying homes in order to rent them to other people rather than live in them yourself:

buy-to-let investors/landlords
the buy-to-let market

[ C ] a home bought in order to rent it to other people:

The couple recently bought their first buy-to-let.

(Definition of “buy-to-let” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"buy-to-let" in Business English

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buy-to-letnoun [ U ]

uk us UK

PROPERTY the practice of buying a house or apartment in order to make money by renting it to someone else, and not so that you can live in it yourself :

Buy-to-let gives the investor a solid investment that they can look at.

buy-to-letadjective [ before noun ]

uk us UK

PROPERTY relating to the practice of buying a house or apartment in order to rent it to someone else, to a person that does this, or to the house or apartment that is bought:

a buy-to-let flat/home/property

(Definition of “buy-to-let” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)