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Unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context, the following terms shall have the meanings as described in this section and as used in this chapter:
DECENT, SANITARY, HEALTHFUL, STANDARD LIVING QUARTERS: Housing which is in sound, clean, and weathertight condition in conformance with applicable local, state, and national codes.
DISCRIMINATE OR DISCRIMINATION: Any difference expressed in any way toward a person or persons in the terms of the sale, exchange, lease, rental or financing for housing accommodation and/or real property in regard to such sale, exchange, rental, lease or finance because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, creed, or disability of such person.
FINANCIAL INSTITUTION: Any person, institution or business entity of any kind which loans money to persons and receives as security for said loans a secured interest of any kind in the real property of the borrower.
HOUSING ACCOMMODATION: Includes any building, structure, or portion thereof which is used or occupied, maintained, arranged or designed to be used or occupied as a home, residence or sleeping place of one or more human beings, or any real estate so used, designed or intended for such use.
OWNER: Any person/persons who hold legal or equitable title to, or own any beneficial interest in any real property or who hold legal or equitable title to shares of, or hold any beneficial interest in any real estate cooperative which owns any real property and/or housing accommodations.
REAL ESTATE BROKER: Any person, partnership, association, corporation and/or agent thereof, who for a fee or other valuable consideration offers, sells, purchases, exchanges or rents, or negotiates for the sale, purchase, exchange or rental of a housing accommodation and/or real property of another, or collects rental for the use of housing accommodation and/or real property of another.
REAL PROPERTY: Any real estate, vacant land, building, structure or housing accommodations within the corporate limits of the village of Stronghurst, Illinois. (Ord. 2007-0904, 9-4-2007)