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(A) The Housing Inspector shall determine that a dwelling is unfit for human habitation if he or she finds that any of the following conditions:
(1) Interior load-bearing members or non-load-bearing members which seriously list, lean or buckle and/or in the opinion of the Housing Inspector show damage or deterioration to an extent as to render the building unsafe;
(2) External load-bearing members or non-load bearing members which seriously list, lean or buckle/or in the opinion of the Housing Inspector show damage or deterioration to an extent as to render the building unsafe;
(3) Floors or roofs which have improperly distributed loads, which are overloaded, or which have insufficient strength to be reasonably safe for the purpose used;
(4) Damage by fire, wind or other causes as to render the building unsafe;
(5) Dilapidation, decay, unsanitary conditions or disrepair which is dangerous to the health, safety or welfare of the occupants or other people in the town;
(6) Inadequate facilities for egress in case of fire of panic;
(7) Defects significantly increasing the hazards of fire, accidents or other calamities;
(8) Lack of adequate ventilation, light, heating or sanitary facilities to an extent as to endanger the health, safety or general welfare of the occupants or other residents of the town; and/or
(9) Lack of proper electrical, heating or plumbing facilities required by this code which constitutes a health or a definite safety hazard.
(B) Irrespective of the above, a residential occupancy unit shall be construed by the Inspector to be unfit for human habitation, and he or she shall so find if the occupancy unit contains more than seven separate types of violations of any of the minimum standards set forth in this code.
(Ord. passed 7-21-2016) Penalty, see § 151.99