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(A) Cleanliness. Every renter shall keep that part of the structure or premises thereof which that renter occupies, controls or uses in a clean and sanitary condition and in accordance with the requirements of this section. Every owner of rental premises shall maintain, in a clean and sanitary condition and in accordance with this section, the shared or public areas of the dwelling and premises thereof, and the rented portion if the occupant fails to do so.
(B) Disposal of rubbish and garbage. Every renter shall dispose of rubbish and garbage in a clean and sanitary manner by placing it in a suitable covered container, or if such is not available, by removing all such matter.
(C) Garbage and rubbish storage facilities. The renter shall supply suitable containers and covers for the storage of rubbish and shall be responsible for the removal of garbage and rubbish.
(D) Extermination. If necessary, the owner of any structure shall be responsible for the extermination of insects, rats or other pests within the structure prior to renting the structure. The renter of a single-family dwelling unit shall be responsible for the extermination of any insects, rats or other pests in the structure or on the premises occurring during the occupancy.
(E) Vermin or rat infestation. Continuing or repeated incidents of rat infestation shall require the installation of rat and vermin-proof walls by the owner. The rat and vermin-proof walls shall be installed in accordance with the state construction code. The renter shall be responsible for the continued rat-proof condition of the dwelling unit, and if the renter falls to maintain the rat-proof condition, the cost of extermination shall be the responsibility of the renter.
(F) Insect and rat control. The exterior of the property shall not be infested by insects, rats, vermin or other pests. Whenever infestation exists, extermination shall be the immediate responsibility of the owner.
(Ord. passed 10-13-98) Penalty, see § 97.99