The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this Chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
   (a)   "Designated City Official" means the Building Commissioner of the City of Highland Heights, Ohio or his/her designee.
   (b)   "Dwelling unit" means a space within a dwelling, comprised of a living, cooking and dining area, a sleeping room or rooms, storage closets and bathing and toilet facilities, all used by only one family.
   (c)   "Owner" means the person claiming, or in whom is invested, the ownership, dominion, or title of real property including but not limited to: holder of fee-simple title, holder of life-estate, holder of leasehold estate for an interim term of five years or more; a buyer under contract for deed; a mortgagee, receiver, executor or trustee in control of real property.
   (d)   "Person" means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, two or more persons having a joint interest, or any other legal or community entity.
   (e)   "Property manager" means a person other than the owner that has managing control of a rental unit.
   (f)   "Rent" means the offering, holding out or actual leasing of a rental unit to an occupant other than the owner and generally involves the payment of a rental amount although other forms of consideration may be involved or no consideration at all may be involved.
    (g)   "Rental unit" means a one, two or three-family dwelling unit, including a town home dwelling unit, a condominium, apartment condominium or apartment dwelling that is not occupied by the owner.
   (h)   "Tenant" means any person, other than the property owner, who occupies, rents or leases a rental unit for living or dwelling purpose with the consent of the owner or landlord.
   (i)   "Vacant building" means any structure that is unoccupied.
      (Ord. 2-2020. Passed 2-11-20.)