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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.
DWELLING UNIT. A structure or the part of a structure that is used as a home, residence, or sleeping place by one person who maintains a household or by two or more persons who maintain a common household.
LANDLORD. 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.
NOTICE OF DISCONNECT. A notice of disconnect is issued 23 days after the due date to a monthly bill sent by the town’s municipal utilities.
RENTAL AGREEMENT. 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 of the parties.
RESIDENTIAL PREMISES. 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.
TENANT. A person entitled under a rental agreement to the use and occupancy of residential premises to the exclusion of others.
TOWN MUNICIPAL UTILITIES. Includes the town’s waterworks utility, the sewage utility, and any user fees that are collected with the water and sewage utility bill.
(Ord. 2016-05, passed 11-15-2016)