N.J.S.A 2A:42-86. Definitions

2A:42-86. Definitions

The following terms whenever used or referred to in this act shall have the following respective meanings, unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context.

a. “Public officer” shall mean the officer, officers, board or body who is or are authorized by the governing body of a municipality to supervise the physical condition of dwellings within such municipality pursuant to this act.

b. “Owner” shall mean the holder or holders of the title in fee simple.

C. “Parties in interest” shall mean all individuals, associations and corporations who have interests of record in a dwelling, and who are in actual possession thereof and any person authorized to receive rents payable for housing space in a dwelling.

d. “Dwelling” means and includes all rental premises or units used for dwelling purposes except owner-occupied premises with not more than two rental unitS.

e. “Housing space” means that portion of a dwelling rented or offered for rent for living or dwelling purposes in which cooking equipment is supplied, and includes all privileges, services, furnishings, furniture, equipment, facilities, and improvements connected with the use or occupancy of such portion of the property. The term shall not mean or include public housing or dwelling space in any hotel, motel or established guest house, commonly regarded as a hotel, motel or established guest house, as the case may be, in the community in which it is located.

f. (Deleted by amendment, P.L. 1985, C. 411.)

g. (Deleted by amendment, P.L. 1985, C. 411.)

h. “Substandard dwelling” means any dwelling determined to be substandard by the public officer.

i. “State Housing Code” means the code adopted by the Department of Community Affairs pursuant to P.L. 1966, C. 168 (C. 2A:42-74 et seq.).

j. “Utility company” means a public utility, as defined in R.S.48:2-13 Powers of board; public utility defined; exemptions from jurisdiction, or a municipality, county, water district, authority or other public agency, which provides electric, gas or water utility service.

L. 1971, C. 224, S.2, eff. June 21, 1971. Amended by L. 1985, C. 411, S.2, eff. Jan. 13, 1986.

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