As used in this chapter, the following words and terms shall have the meanings indicated in this section. Words used in the singular include the plural and the plural the singular. Words used in the masculine gender include the feminine, and the feminine the masculine.
   (a)   "Landlord" means the owner of a rental unit.
   (b)   "Rental agreement" means any contract or lease, whether written, oral, or implied by operation of law, for the rental of the rental unit.
   (c)   "Rental unit" means the whole or part of a building including common areas used by a person for living, dining, cooking, sleeping, and sanitation purposes owned or controlled by another, under an agreement for the periodic payment of rent.
   (d)   "Security deposit" means any deposit of money or other property however denominated whose primary function is to secure the performance of the tenant under a rental agreement.
   (e)   "Tenant" means an occupant of a rental unit other than an owner or operator.
(Ord. 2047-19.  Passed 8-13-2019.)