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(a) Whenever the Commissioner of Building and Housing shall find any dwelling structure or premises, or any part thereof, to be in violation of the provisions of this Housing Code, he or she shall give or cause to be given to the owner or agent or person in charge of such structure or premises, and the mortgagee of record, a written notice stating the violations therein. Such notice shall order the owner within a stated reasonable time to repair, improve, demolish or effectively board the structure or premises concerned.
(b) If the person to whom a notice of violation is addressed cannot be found within the City after reasonable and diligent search, then notice shall be sent by registered or certified mail to the last known address of such person, and a copy of such notice shall be posted in a conspicuous place on the structure or premises to which it relates. Such mailing and posting shall be deemed legal service of notice.
(c) Any owner, agent or person in charge of such dwelling structure, mortgagee of record, lessee of record and lien holders of record who have received a notice of violation as provided for in division (a) of this section, or who receive a notice of the City’s intention to demolish or effectively board as provided for in division (c) of Section 367.05, shall inform prospective purchasers, vendees, grantees, assignees, sublessees or land contractees thereof of any such notice of violation or notice of the City’s intention to demolish or effectively board. No owner or agent or person in charge of such dwelling structure, mortgagee of record, lessee of record or lien holders of record shall transfer to a vendee, grantee, assignee, sublessee or land contractee or any other transferee any interest in such dwelling structure after receiving a notice of violation, or notice of the City’s intention to demolish or effectively board without first providing the transferee with a copy of such notice.
(d) Any buyer or grantee, by land contract or otherwise, of a dwelling building or structure, shall begin at the date of transfer to comply with any notice obtained or to be obtained pursuant to Section 367.12, and within ten (10) days of the date of transfer, shall notify the Commissioner, in writing, of the actions that will be taken to comply. The Commissioner may then establish a reasonable time to comply.
(Ord. No. 54-94. Passed 6-6-94, eff. 6-15-94)
Note: This section became effective 90 days after passage on September 5, 1994.