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(a) Housing Services. Services connected with the use or occupancy of a rental unit including, but not limited to, repairs, replacement, maintenance, painting, light, heat, water, elevator service, laundry facilities and privileges, janitor service, refuse removal, furnishings, telephone, parking and any other benefits, privileges or facilities.
(b) Landlord. An owner, lessor, sublessor, including any person, firm, corporation, partnership, or other entity, entitled to receive rent for the use of any rental unit, or the agent, representative or successor of any of the foregoing.
(c) Moratorium Period. The period of time beginning on the effective date of this article and continuing through June 14, 1979, or until such time as the Board of Supervisors establishes a procedure for the adjustment and/or regulations of rents, whichever occurs first. During this period, rents shall not be increased.
(d) Rent. The consideration, including any bonus, benefits or gratuity demanded or received, for or in connection with the use or occupancy of a rental unit or the transfer of a lease for such a unit, including but not limited to monies demanded or paid for parking, for furnishings, for housing services of any kind, for subletting, or for security deposits for damages and/or for cleaning.
(e) Rental Units. All dwellings in the City and County of San Francisco designed for rental use or actually rented at any time on or after June 1, 1977 including single family dwellings and mobile homes, together with the land and buildings appurtenant thereto, and all services, privileges, furnishings and facilities supplied in connection with the use or occupancy thereof, including garage and parking facilities. The term shall not include:
(1) Housing accommodations in hotels, motels, inns, tourist homes and rooming and boarding houses (which are rented primarily to transient guests for a period of less than 14 days);
(2) Dwelling units in nonprofit cooperatives owned and controlled by a majority of the residents;
(3) Housing accommodations in any hospital, convent, monastery, extended care facility, asylum, nonprofit home for the aged, or in dormitories owned and operated by an institution of higher education, a high school, or an elementary school;
(4) Dwelling units which a government unit, agency or authority owns, operates, or manages or which are specifically exempted from municipal rent regulation by state or federal law or administrative regulation;
(5) Dwelling units located in a structure completely or newly constructed after the effective date of this Article;
(6) Dwelling units subject to a legally binding lease which sets forth the rental unit rent, provided that said lease was entered into prior to the effective date of this ordinance.
(f) Tenant. A tenant, subtenant, lessee, sublessee or any other person entitled to the use or occupancy of any rental unit.
(Added by Ord. 181-79, App. 4/24/79)