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(A) Scope and responsibility. The owner of the rental dwelling unit shall provide and maintain light, ventilation and space conditions in compliance with the requirements of this section. A person shall not rent to another for occupancy or use any premises which do not comply with such requirements.
(B) Alternative devices. In place of the means for natural light and ventilation herein prescribed, alternative arrangement of windows, louvers or other methods and devices that will provide the equivalent minimum performance requirements shall be permitted when complying with the state construction code.
(C) General requirements.
(1) All spaces or rooms shall be provided sufficient light and ventilation so as not to endanger health and safety.
(2) Every habitable room shall have at least one window of an approved size facing directly to the outdoors or to a court. The minimum total window area, measured between stops, for every habitable room shall be 8% of the floor area of such room, except in rooms where artificial light may be provided in accordance with the state construction code.
(Ord. passed 10-13-98)