1394.03   DEFINITIONS.
   As used in this chapter:
   (a)   “Designated city official” means the Director of Public Service and/or his designee.
   (b)   “Dwelling” means any building or portion of a building that contains one or more dwelling units used, intended, or designed to be built, used, rented, leased, let or hired out to be occupied, or that is occupied for living purposes.
   (c)   “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.
   (d)   “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 mortgage, receiver, executor or trustee in control or real property.
   (e)   “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.
   (f)   “Property manager” means a person other than the owner that has managing control of a rental unit.
   (g)   “Rent” means the offering, holding out or actual leasing of rental property 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.
   (h)   “Rental housing property” means any dwelling unit; or any rented room within a single family or two family dwelling, duplex, condominium or townhouse where either money or other valuable consideration is paid for occupancy of such unit, or a person, not the record owner, is occupying the unity, whether or not such person pays money other valuable considerations therefor. Community Residential Facilities are not defined as rental housing property and are subject to the requirements of Chapter 1189 (Community Residential Facilities) of the Codified Ordinances.
   (i)   “Rental property” means any property that is zoned as rental property or is not owner occupied as considered under the definition of rental property and registration required with the City of Parma Heights.
   (j)   “Tenant” means any person who rents or leases a rental housing property for living or dwelling purposes with the consent of the landlord, whether or not rent is paid to the owner.
(Ord. 2006-11.  Passed 4-10-06; Ord. 2018-4.  Passed 1-22-18.)