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23 terms

Housing and Interior Design Unit 1 ( new 2010)

NEW using newly revised frameworks, 2010
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Climate
the recorded weather conditions of a region which are determined by temperature and meteorological changes over a period of years
Efficiency apartment
a unit with one main room, a small kitchen area, and a bathroom
Eviction
a legal action that requires tenants to move out before the lease has expired
Exposure
the position of a house in relation to the sun and the wind
Family life cycle
series of stages through which an average family passes
Interest rate
a fixed quantity or charge for borrowed money, generally a percentage of the amount borrowed
Culture
everything about the way a group of people lives
Duplex
one building that contains two separate living units
Earth sheltered
houses that are partially covered with soil
Condominium
individually owned housing units in a multi-unit development
Lease
a legal document a person signs when agreeing to rent housing for a specified period of time
Lessee
someone who pays rent to use or occupy property owned by someone else
Lessor
a person who owns a property and rents it to someone else
Lifestyle
everything about the way one person, a couple, or a family chooses to live
Manufactured home
a transportable structure, constructed in a factory, designed to be used as a single family dwelling
Modular home
a home made up of separate boxlike sections that are built in a factory and assembled at the site
Restrictions
part of the convenants or conditions intended to enhance the use of common property which is recorded into the title of each owner
Security deposit
a fee paid by a renter to cover the cost of any future damage that may be caused to the unit
Sublet
to move out of a rental unit before the lease is up and rent the unit to someone else while retaining legal responsibility for the lease
Technology
the application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes such as reaching goals, meeting needs, and solving problems
Tenants
those who pay rent to occupy property which is owned by someone else
Universal design
designing interiors and home products to accommodate all people with a variety of requirements, needs, and abilities
Utilities
services such as electric power, gas, water, and telephone