§ 14.530  CORRECTION OF IMMEDIATE HAZARDS.
   (a)   The following items, when discovered by the evaluator, shall be identified as in the :
      (1)   Heating systems that are unsafe due to burned out or rusted heat exchangers; burned out, rusted or plugged flues; no vent; connection with unsafe gas supplies; or incapacity to adequately heat the living space;
      (2)   Water heaters that are unsafe due to burned out or rusted heat exchangers; burned out, rusted or plugged flues; no vent; connection with unsafe gas supplies; or lack of temperature and pressure relief valves;
      (3)   Electrical systems that are unsafe due to dangerous overloading; damaged or deteriorated equipment; improperly tapped or spliced wiring; exposed uninsulated wires; temporary distribution systems; or ungrounded systems;
      (4)   Plumbing systems that are unsanitary due to leaking waste systems, fixtures or traps; lack of an operating toilet; lack of washing and bathing facilities; cross connection of municipal water supply with fixtures or sewage lines; or the lack of water;
      (5)   Structural systems, including walls, chimneys, ceilings, roofs, foundations, floor systems or decks which are not capable of carrying imposed loads;
      (6)   Exterior roofs, walls, chimneys and foundations that are not weather-tight and water-tight to the extent that it creates an ;
      (7)   Abandoned fuel tanks;
      (8)   Refuse, garbage, human waste, decaying vermin or other dead animals, animal waste, vermin infestation or other materials rendering residential building and structures unsanitary for human occupancy; and
      (9)   Lack of properly located operational smoke detectors.
   (b)   No occupancy shall be permitted of any unit if and an exists. If the unit is occupied and an exists, corrective action shall be taken by the owner or agent of the owner.
   (c)   When correcting identified hazards, the owner shall obtain all necessary permits from the city and the premises shall be subject to city inspection prior to occupancy of the .
   (d)   If, due to , the owner cannot undertake corrective action, the buyer may elect to correct identified in the evaluator’s report. A buyer intending to correct must have written consent from the . Such written consent may be subject to terms and conditions including:
      (1)   A signed agreement from the buyer accepting responsibility for correction of the hazardous items;
      (2)   Reasonable completion dates;
      (3)   Evidence of financial ability to perform the corrections; and
      (4)   When the buyer may occupy the .
   (e)   If the owner is a government agency or if an agreement exists between the owner and buyer that the buyer will correct as part of a remodeling project, the buyer may correct identified in the evaluator’s report. A buyer intending to correct must have written consent from the . Such written consent may be subject to the terms and conditions including:
      (1)   A signed agreement from the buyer accepting responsibility for correction of the hazardous items;
      (2)   Reasonable completion dates;
      (3)   Evidence of financial ability to perform the corrections; and
      (4)   When the buyer may occupy the .
(Recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995)