1311.85 Broker's lien on commercial realty definitions.

As used in sections 1311.85 to 1311.93 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Broker" means an individual, partnership, corporation, or association licensed as a real estate broker pursuant to Chapter 4735. of the Revised Code.

(B) "Commercial real estate" means any parcel of real estate in this state other than real estate containing one to four residential units. "Commercial real estate" does not include single-family residential units such as condominiums, townhouses, manufactured housing, or homes in a subdivision when sold, leased, or otherwise conveyed on a unit-by-unit basis, even though these units may be a part of a larger building or parcel of real estate containing more than four residential units. "Commercial real estate" also does not include real estate owned by a public authority as defined in section 1311.25 of the Revised Code.

(C) "Lien property" means any interest in commercial real estate against which a broker has a lien pursuant to sections 1311.85 to 1311.93 of the Revised Code.

(D) "Owner" means a person who has a legal or equitable interest in lien property and who enters into, or has previously entered into, a written contract with a broker for services related to purchasing, selling, leasing, or conveying any interest in the lien property.

Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.186, HB 510, §1, eff. 3/27/2013.

Effective Date: 08-28-1997 .