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58-25,103.Definitions. Subject to additional definitions contained in subsequent sections of this act which apply to specific sections thereof, and unless the context otherwise requires, in this act:

(a) "Building and housing codes" includes any law, ordinance or governmental rule and regulation concerning fitness for habitation or the construction, maintenance, operation, occupancy, use or appearance of any mobile home park, dwelling unit or mobile home space.

(b) "Business" includes a corporation, government, governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest and any other legal or commercial entity which is a landlord, owner, manager or constructive agent pursuant to K.S.A. 58-25,109.

(c) "Dwelling unit" excludes real property used to accommodate a mobile home.

(d) "Landlord" means the owner, lessor or sublessor of a mobile home park and it also means a manager of the mobile home park who fails to disclose as required by K.S.A. 58-25,109.

(e) "Mobile home" includes manufactured homes and mobile homes as defined in subsections (a) and (b) of K.S.A. 58-4202, and amendments thereto.

(f) "Mobile home park" shall mean any site, lot, field or tract of land upon which two or more occupied mobile homes are harbored, either free of charge or for revenue purposes, and shall include any building, structure, or enclosure used or intended for use as part of the equipment of such mobile home park.

(g) "Mobile home space" means a plot of ground within a mobile home park designed for the accommodation of one mobile home.

(h) "Owner" means one or more persons, jointly or severally, in whom is vested all or part of the legal title to property or all or part of the beneficial ownership and a right to present use and enjoyment of the mobile home park. The term includes a mortgagee in possession.

(i) "Rent" means all payments to be made to the landlord under the rental agreement, other than the security deposit.

(j) "Rental agreement" means agreements, written or those implied by law, and valid rules and regulations adopted under K.S.A. 58-25,114 embodying the terms and conditions concerning the use and occupancy of a mobile home space.

(k) "Security deposit" means a deposit of money to secure performance of a mobile home space rental agreement under this act other than a deposit which is exclusively in advance payment of rent.

(l) "Tenant" means a person entitled under a rental agreement to occupy a mobile home space to the exclusion of others.

History: L. 1992, ch. 306, § 5; July 1.

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