What is an absentee landlord?

Boarded up house in Mid-City New Orleans with ...

Boarded up house in Mid-City New Orleans with inscription on boards “Keep Out — This Owner Don’t Care — The Block Do!” “This really says it all about the problems of blighted property and absentee landlords in our neighborhood” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An absentee landlord (sometimes known as an absentee owner) is an individual or entity that does not participate in the day to day activities of their investment property