A joint account (it can just be an old Milo tin ) which the entire household uses to buy groceries, pay bills and to cover other house-related expenses. It doesn't always work, but it is heaps cheaper if you and your house/flat mates can swing it. Also a song by The Presidents of the USA.
a cute term for the joint shopping 'account' in a share house. Generally everyone in the house pays the same amount (usually about $30 - $40 per week) to buy food and household items jointly. It's often cheaper and easier to have a kitty than for everyone to buy their own food and goods separately. Landlord: this is a term for someone who leases a property they own to tenants. Landlords often view their rented properties as money-spinners and forget that they are other people's homes. Fortunately, the rights and responsibilities of the landlord are now spelt out in the Residential Tenancies Act which provides some protection for tenants in rented accommodation. Landlords can be men, women, companies or trusts.