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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
DISCRIMINATION or DISCRIMINATORY HOUSING PRACTICE. Any difference in treatment based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status, or any act that is unlawful under this subchapter.
DWELLING. Any building, structure or portion thereof which is occupied as or designated or intended for occupancy as a residence by one (1) or more families, and any vacant land which is offered for sale or lease for the construction or location thereon of any such building, structure or portion thereof.
FINANCIAL INSTITUTION. Any person, as defined herein, engaged in the business of lending money or guaranteeing losses.
MORTGAGE BROKER. An individual who is engaged in or who performs the business or services of a mortgage broker as the same are defined by Florida Statutes.
OPEN MARKET. The market which is informed of the availability for sale, purchase, rental or lease of any housing accommodation, whether informed through a real estate broker or mortgage broker, or by advertising by publication, signs or by any other advertising methods directed to the public or any portion thereof, indicating that the property is available for sale, purchase, rental or lease.
OWNER. A lessee, sublessee, co-tenant, assignee, managing agent or other person having the right of ownership or possession or the right to sell, rent or lease any housing accommodation.
PERSON. One (1) or more individuals, corporations, partnerships, associations, labor organizations, legal representatives, mutual companies, joint-stock companies, trusts, unincorporated organizations, trustees, trustees in bankruptcy, receivers and fiduciaries.
REAL ESTATE BROKER or REAL ESTATE SALESMAN. Any individual qualified by law who, for a fee, commission, salary or for other valuable consideration or with the intention or expectation of receiving or collecting same, lists, sells, purchases, rents or leases any housing accommodations, including options thereupon, or who negotiates or attempts to negotiate such activities, or who advertises or holds himself out as engaged in such activities, or who negotiates or attempts to negotiate a loan, secured by a mortgage or encumbrance, upon transfer of any housing accommodation, or who is engaged in the business of charging an advance fee or contracting for collection of a fee in connection with a contract whereby he undertakes to promote the sale, purchase, rental or lease of any housing accommodation through its listing in a publication issued primarily for such purpose, or any individual employed by or acting on behalf of any of these.
REAL PROPERTY. Buildings, structures, lands, tenements, leaseholds, cooperatives and condominiums.
('74 Code, § 8½-22) (Ord. 78-7, passed 5-4-78; Am. Ord. 90-15, passed 4-5-90)