§ 375.01 Definitions
   (a)   “Dwelling unit” means a structure or the part of a structure that is used as a home, residence, or sleeping place by one (1) person who maintains a household or by two (2) or more persons who maintain a common household.
   (b)   “Landlord” means the owner, lessor, or sublessor of residential premises, his or her agent, or any person authorized by him or her to manage the premises or to receive rent from a tenant under a rental agreement.
   (c)   “Rental agreement” means any agreement or lease, written or oral, which establishes or modifies the terms, conditions, rules, or any other provisions concerning the use and occupancy of residential premises by one (1) of the parties.
   (d)   “Residential premises” means a dwelling unit for residential use and occupancy and the structure of which it is a part, the facilities and appurtenances in it, and the grounds, areas, and facilities for the use of tenants generally or the use of which is promised the tenant. “Residential premises” do not include any structures excluded from the definition found in RC 5321.01.
   (e)   “Tenant” means a person entitled under a rental agreement to the use and occupancy of residential premises to the exclusion of others.
(Ord. No. 1844-A-99. Passed 7-18-01, eff. 7-26-01)