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"Dwelling" defined
Real Property Actions & Proceedings (RPA) CHAPTER 81, ARTICLE 7-A
§ 782. "Dwelling" defined. As used in this article, the term
"dwelling" shall mean any building or structure or portion thereof which
is occupied in whole or in part as the home, residence or sleeping place
of one or more human beings and is either rented, leased, let or hired
out, to be occupied, or is occupied as the residence or home of three or
more families living independently of each other; or is a garden-type
maisonette dwelling project as defined in the multiple dwelling law or
other similar dwellings which in their aggregate are arranged or
designed to provide three or more apartments, have common facilities
such as but not limited to a sewer line, water main, or heating plant
and are operated as a unit under common ownership, notwithstanding that
certificates of occupancy were issued for portions thereof as one or two
family dwellings or that the dwellings are not a multiple dwelling as
defined in the multiple dwelling law.