The following terms whenever used or referred to in this act shall have the following respective meanings for the purposes of this act, except in those instances where the context clearly indicates otherwise:
a. The term "unit of dwelling space" shall mean any room or rooms, or suite or apartment thereof, whether furnished or unfurnished, which is occupied, or intended, arranged or designed to be occupied, for sleeping or dwelling purposes by one or more persons, including but not limited to the owner thereof, or any of his servants, agents or employees, and shall include all privileges, services, furnishings, furniture, equipment, facilities and improvements connected with the use or occupancy thereof.
b. The term "multiple dwelling" shall mean any building or structure or group or complex of buildings or structures and any land appurtenant thereto in which 10 or more units of dwelling space are occupied or are intended to be occupied by 10 or more persons who live independently of each other.
c. The term "owner" shall mean the person who owns, purports to own or exercises control of any multiple dwelling.
L.1974, c. 48, s. 1, eff. June 25, 1974.
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