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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
DWELLING UNIT. Any room or suite of rooms with facilities for regular cooking, and occupied by a person or a family.
FAMILY. A group of persons, not necessarily related by blood or marriage, living together as a single housekeeping unit.
HABITABLE BUILDING. Any structure or part thereof that shall be used as a home or place of abode by one or more persons.
HABITABLE ROOM. Every room in any building in which persons sleep, eat or carry on their usual domestic or social vocations or avocations, but shall not include private laundries, bathrooms, toilet rooms, pantries, storerooms, corridors, room for mechanical equipment for service in the building or other similar spaces not used by persons frequently or during extended periods.
OWNER. Any person, firm or corporation who alone, or jointly or severally with others, shall own or have charge, care or control of, any dwelling unit within the city as owner, employee or agent of the owner, or as trustee or guardian of the estate, or person of, the title holder; and all the other persons shall be bound to comply with the provisions of this subchapter to the same extent as the owner.
PROVIDED. Furnished, paid for or under the control of the owners.
PUBLIC HALL. A hall, corridor or passageway not within the exclusive control of one family.
RENTED PREMISES. All premises which are actually rented under verbal or written lease to one or more tenants, and also to the use of premises by one or more persons other than the owner or owners thereof, who may be permitted by the owner to occupy the premises rent free or without consideration being paid to the owner or owners for the use.
(1994 Code, § 15.16.020) (Ord. 93-109, passed - -1993)