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(A) Scope and responsibility. The owner and the renter of a rental dwelling unit shall maintain the interior of a structure and its equipment in a safe, structurally sound and sanitary condition and in compliance with the requirements of this section. Both the owner and the renter shall be jointly and severally responsible for compliance.
(B) Structural members. The supporting structural members of every building shall be maintained so as to be structurally sound and shall not show any evidence of deterioration which would render them incapable of carrying the imposed loads.
(C) Interior conditions.
(1) Surfaces. Floors, walls, including windows and doors, ceilings and other interior surfaces shall be maintained in a good, clean and sanitary condition.
(2) Lead-based paint. Lead-based paint with a lead content of more than 0.5% shall not be applied to any interior or exterior surface of a dwelling, dwelling unit or child care facility, including fences and outbuildings at these locations. Existing interior and exterior painted surfaces of dwelling units and child care facilities that contain an excess of 0.5% lead shall be removed or covered with paneling or other suitable covering approved by the Housing Administrator.
(3) Bathroom and kitchen floors. Every toilet, bathroom and kitchen floor surface shall be constructed and maintained so as to be substantially impervious to water and so as to permit such floor to be easily kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
(4) Decay. Every dwelling unit and common space shall be maintained reasonably free from mold, mildew, standing water and other conditions conducive to decay or deterioration of the structure.
(D) Exit doors. Every door available as an exit shall be capable of being opened easily from the inside without the use of a key.
(E) Exit facilities. All interior stairs and railings and other exit facilities of every structure shall be maintained in sound condition and good repair by replacing treads and risers that evidence excessive wear or that are broken, warped or loose. Every inside stair shall be so constructed and maintained as to be safe to use and capable of supporting the anticipated loads.
(Ord. passed 10-13-98) Penalty, see § 97.99