Part 2 Public/private Partnerships Program 4-37-201

Terms Used In Tennessee Code > Title 4 > Chapter 37 - Child Care Facilities Loan Guarantee Program

  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deteriorated: means any structure or vacant or unimproved lot or parcel in a predominantly built-up neighborhood:
    1. That, because of physical condition or use, is regarded as a public nuisance at common law or has been declared a public nuisance in accordance with local housing, building, plumbing, electrical, fire, health or related codes. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
    2. Dwelling: means any building or structure, or part thereof, used and occupied for human occupation or use or intended to be so used, and includes any outhouses and appurtenances belonging thereto or usually enjoyed therewith. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
    3. Dwelling unit: means a building or structure or part thereof that is used for a home or residence by one (1) or more persons who maintain a household. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
    4. Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
    5. Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
    6. Governing body: means the council, commission, or board, or other legislative body, charged with governing a municipality. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
    7. Highway: includes public bridges and may be held equivalent to the words "county way" "county road" or "state road". See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    8. Industrial building: means any one (1) or combination of two (2) or more buildings, structures, or facilities to be used as a factory, mill, shop, processing plant, assembly plant, fabricating plant, ship canal, port or port facility, dock or dock facility, harbor facility, and railroads, railway terminals, railway belt lines and switches, to be rented or leased to an industrial concern by the municipality. See Tennessee Code 7-55-102
    9. Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
    10. Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
    11. Mortgage: The written agreement pledging property to a creditor as collateral for a loan.
    12. Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
    13. Municipality: means any county, including any county having a metropolitan form of government, or incorporated city or town in this state. See Tennessee Code 13-21-202
    14. Municipality: means any county, including any county having a metropolitan form of government, or incorporated city or town in this state. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
    15. Municipality: includes any county, or incorporated city or town of the state. See Tennessee Code 7-55-102
    16. Owner: means the holder of the title to real property and every mortgagee of record. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
    17. Parties in interest: means all individuals, associations, corporations and others who have interests of record in a structure and any who are in possession thereof. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
    18. Property: includes both personal and real property. See Tennessee Code 1-3-105
    19. Public authority: means any department, agency or branch of the government of the municipality or state relating to health, fire, building regulations, or other activities concerning structures in the municipality. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
    20. Residential rental dwelling unit: means a dwelling unit that is leased or rented to one (1) or more tenants. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
    21. Structure: means any dwelling or place of public accommodation or vacant building or structure suitable as a dwelling or place of public accommodation. See Tennessee Code 13-21-301
    22. Vacant property review commission: means a commission established by ordinance to review vacant properties to make a written determination of blight and deterioration. See Tennessee Code 13-21-202