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Rental Acronyms



Have you ever found yourself baffled by the text when reading the classifieds or looking at a rental listing online? Here is a list of some of the common abbreviations and acronyms used in rental housing listings.

AcronymMeaning
24-hr mtn24-hour emergency maintenance
AC or A/CAir conditioning
ApplsAppliances
AptApartment
BABathroom
BRBedroom
BsmtBasement
CACCentral air conditioning
Cath ceilCathedral ceilings
DADining area
DetDetatched
DkDeck
DRDining room
Dw (D/w)Dishwasher
EffEfficiency
EiKEat-in kitchen
Fin bsmtFinished basement
FDRFormal dining room
FHAFair Housing Act
FMRFair market rent
FPFloorplan
Frplc, fplc, FPFireplace
G/dGarbage disposal
GarGarage
Grmet kitGourmet kitchen
H/AHandicapped accessible
H/WHardwood floors
HAPHousing assistance payment
HCVHousing choice voucher
Hi ceilHigh ceilings
HQSHousing quality standards
HUDDepartment of Housing and Urban Development
HVACHeating, ventilation, and air conditioning
LALiving area
LRLiving room
MBRMaster bedroom
MBTHMaster bathroom
NegNegotiable
OfcOffice
OSPOff-street parking
PkgParking
PlSwimming pool
PMProperty manager (management)
PvtPrivate
Pwdr rmPowder room (1/2 bath)
REReal estate
RenovRenovated
RfRoof
RmRoom
SFSingle-family
SFASingle-family attached
SFDSingle-family detatched
Sp (S/p)Swimming pool
Sq. ftSquare feet
SROSingle room occupancy
StuStudio (efficiency)
Th (T/H)Townhouse
TRTenant rent
Vw (vu)View
W/AWheelchair accessible
W/DWasher/dryer
W/d hkupWasher/dryer hookup
W/WWall-to-wall carpeting
WICWalk-in closet
YdYard



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