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For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
DWELLINGS. A building or portion of a building designated or used for housekeeping purposes.
OWNER. The legal titleholder of a rental dwelling. For the purposes of this chapter, OWNER does not include mortgagees or holders of liens on the premises or any real property contained therein.
OWNER-OCCUPIED RENTAL DWELLING. A rental dwelling that is occupied in whole or in part by an individual who is the legal owner of the rental dwelling.
PREMISES. A lot, plot or parcel of land, including the buildings or structures thereon, which also includes dwellings.
RENTAL DWELLING. A dwelling which is leased or rented from the owner, either directly or through an agent, to any tenant, whether by day, week, month, year or any other term. For the purposes of this chapter, a rental dwelling does not include hotel rooms, motel rooms, dormitory rooms, medical or long term care facilities, bed and breakfast establishments and rental dwellings owned and administered by the Roxboro Housing Authority. Rental dwellings also do not include any dwelling that is let by an owner to a tenant free of all charges, including utility fees, for the entire time a tenant occupies the dwelling.
RESPONSIBLE LOCAL AGENT. A natural person, or business entity with sufficient authority and capacity to act as required by this chapter, having his or her place of residence or business office in Person County and designated by the owner as the agent responsible for operating such property in compliance with the ordinances adopted by the city.
TENANT. Any individual who has the temporary use of a rental dwelling owned by another person in subordination to that other person’s title and with that other person’s consent.
(Ord. passed 3-19-07)