No person shall occupy as owner-occupant or let to another for occupancy any dwelling, dwelling unit, or building, which does not comply with the following requirements.
   (A)   Every habitable room shall have at least one window or skylight facing directly to the outdoors. The minimum total window area, measured between stops, for very habitable room shall be 8% of the floor area of such room.
   (B)   Every habitable room shall have at least one window or skylight which can easily be opened, or such other device as will adequately ventilate the room. The total of openable window area in every habitable room shall be equal to at least 4% of the room square footage, as required in division (A) above, except where there is supplied some other device affording adequate ventilation and approved by the Health Officer or Building Superintendent.
   (C)   Every bathroom and water closet compartment shall comply with the light and ventilation requirements for habitable rooms contained in divisions (A) and (B) above, except that no window or skylight shall be required in adequately ventilated bathrooms and water closet compartments equipped with a ventilation system approved by the Health Officer or Building Superintendent.
   (D)   Every dwelling shall have heating facilities which are properly installed, are maintained in safe
and good working condition, and are capable of safely and adequately heating all habitable rooms, bathrooms, and water closet compartments in every dwelling unit located therein to a temperature of at least 70° F., at a distance of three feet above floor level, under ordinary minimum winter conditions.
   (E)   Every public hall and stairway in every multiple dwelling shall be adequately lighted in conformity with the Indiana Residential Code or the National Electrical Code, as applicable.
   (F)   Every basement or cellar window used or intended to be used for ventilation, and every other opening to a basement which might provide an entry for rodents, shall be supplied with a screen or such other device as will effectively prevent their entrance.
   (G)   Every dwelling unit shall have safe, unobstructed means of egress leading to safe and open space at ground level, as required by the laws of the state and ordinances of the city. First floor bedrooms require five square feet open space; second floor or more bedrooms require 5.7 square feet open space. Any basement or portion thereof used for sleeping areas must contain an egress window for emergency escape.
(Ord. 2019-19, passed 11-4-2019) Penalty, see § 151.999