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Real Property Actions & Proceedings (RPA) CHAPTER 81, ARTICLE 7-C
§ 796. Definitions. As used in this article:

1. "Owner" means the owner or owners of the dwelling, mortgagee or
vendee in possession, assignee of rents, receiver, executor, trustee,
lessee, agent, or any other person or entity directly or indirectly in
control of a dwelling, but shall not include a receiver appointed
pursuant to section three hundred nine of the multiple dwelling law.

2. "Dwelling" or "premises" means 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 as such, including, but not limited to,
an apartment building, a condominium, a townhouse, a single-family house
or a multiple-family residence building. "Dwelling" or "premises" shall
also include premises zoned for mixed residential and commercial use,
provided that a portion of such premises are, in fact, occupied by one
or more tenants for residential purposes.

3. "Commissioner" means the commissioner, chief supervisor or chief
officer of a department.

4. "Department" means a department, agency or office.

5. "Municipality" means a county, city, town or village.

6. "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation,
association, trust or other group or legal entity, however organized.