§ 151.03  MINIMUM HOUSING STANDARDS.
   (A)   Dwelling.
      (1)   No other person shall occupy as owner-occupant or let to another for occupancy any dwelling for the purpose of living therein, which does not comply with the following requirements.
         (a)   Every foundation, floor, wall, ceiling, roof, window, exterior door and basement hatchway shall be reasonably weather-tight, water-tight, rodent-proof and in good repair.
         (b)   Every inside and outside stairs, every porch and every appurtenance thereto shall be so constructed and maintained as to be safe for normal use.
         (c)   Every plumbing fixture, water pipe and waste pipe shall be properly installed and maintained in a good working condition, free from defects, leaks and obstructions.
         (d)   Every piece of the mechanical heating system shall be kept in sound condition and good repair.
         (e)   Every part of the electrical system shall be kept in sound condition and good repair.
         (f)   Every water closet compartment floor surface and bathroom surface shall be maintained so as to be reasonably impervious to water and so as to permit the floor to be easily kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
         (g)   Every supplied facility, piece of equipment or utility which is required under this chapter shall be so constructed and installed so that it will function safely and effectively and shall be maintained in satisfactory working condition.
         (h)   All rubbish, garbage or refuse shall be removed from the dwelling or the dwelling premises in order to keep the dwelling or dwelling premises in a clean and sanitary condition as required by other ordinances.
      (2)   Every occupant of a dwelling he or she does not own shall not damage any supplied facility, piece of equipment or utility which the owner is required to provide. In addition, every occupant of a dwelling shall keep it in a clean and sanitary condition as required by other ordinances.
   (B)   Dwelling unit. No person shall occupy as owner-occupant or let to another for occupancy any dwelling unit for the purpose of living therein, which does not comply with the following requirements.
      (1)   Heating. Every dwelling unit shall have heating facilities which are properly installed, are maintained in a safe and good working condition and are capable of safely and adequately heating all habitable rooms, bathrooms and water closet compartments to a temperature of at least 70°F at a distance three feet above floor level when the outside temperature is zero.
      (2)   Electrical. Every habitable room shall contain at least two separate floor or wall-type electric convenience outlets or one such convenience outlet and one electric light fixture. Every water closet compartment, bathroom, laundry room, furnace room and public hall shall contain at least one electrical light fixture.
      (3)   Light/ventilation. Every habitable room, water closet compartment and bathroom shall have at least one window facing directly to the outdoors of a minimum size equal to 10% of the floor area of the room. Every habitable room shall have at least one window which can be opened equal to at least 45% of the minimum window area size, except where there is some supplied mechanical device which affords adequate ventilation.
      (4)   Space.
         (a)   Every dwelling unit shall contain at least 150 square feet of floor space for the first occupant thereof and at least 100 additional square feet of floor space for every additional occupant thereof.
         (b)   At least one-third of the floor area of every habitable room shall have a ceiling height of at least seven feet; in the floor area of that part of any room where the ceiling is less than five feet shall not be considered as part of the floor area in computing the total floor area of the room for the purpose of determining the maximum permissible occupancy thereof.
      (5)   Basic facilities.
         (a)   Every dwelling unit shall contain a kitchen sink in good working condition connected to a water and sewer system.
         (b)   Every dwelling unit shall contain a room which affords privacy to a person within the room and which is equipped with a flush water closet and a lavatory basin in good working condition and properly connected to a water and sewer system.
         (c)   Every dwelling unit shall contain a room which affords privacy to a person within the room and a bathtub or shower in good working condition and properly connected to a water and sewer system.
         (d)   Every kitchen sink, lavatory basin and bathtub or shower required shall be properly connected with hot and cold water lines.
         (e)   Every dwelling unit’s hot water facilities shall be capable of providing hot water at each outlet at a temperature of not less than 120°F.
         (f)   Every dwelling unit shall have a safe, unobstructed means of egress leading to safe and open space at ground level.
   (C)   Rooming unit. No person shall occupy as owner-occupant or let to another for occupancy any rooming unit for the purpose of living therein, which does not comply with the following requirements.
      (1)   Heating. Every rooming unit shall have heating facilities which are properly installed, maintained in a safe and good working condition and are capable of safely and adequately heating all habitable rooms, bathrooms and water closet compartments to a temperature of at least 70°F a distance three feet above floor level when the outside temperature is zero.
      (2)   Electrical. Every habitable room shall contain at least two separate floor or wall-type electric convenience outlets and one electric light fixture. Every water closet compartment, bathroom, laundry room, furnace room and public hall shall contain at least one electrical light fixture.
      (3)   Light/ventilation. Every habitable room shall have at least one window facing directly to the outdoors of a minimum size equal to 10% of the floor area of the room. Every habitable room shall have at least one window which can be opened equal to at least 45% of the minimum window area size, except where there is some supplied mechanical device which affords adequate ventilation.
      (4)   Space.
         (a)   Every rooming unit shall contain at least 150 square feet of floor space for the first occupant thereof and at least 100 additional square feet of floor space for every additional occupant thereof.
         (b)   At least one-third of the floor area of every habitable room shall have a ceiling height of at least seven feet; in the floor area of that part of any room where the ceiling is less than five feet shall not be considered as part of the floor area in computing the total floor area of the room for the purpose of determining the maximum permissible occupancy thereof.
      (5)   Basic facilities.
         (a)   Every rooming unit may contain a room which affords privacy to a person within the room and which is equipped with a flush water closet and a lavatory basin in good working condition and properly connected to a water and sewer system.
         (b)   Every rooming unit may contain a room which affords privacy to a person within the room and a bathtub or shower in good working condition and properly connected to a water and sewer system.
         (c)   Every lavatory basin and bathtub or shower provided shall be properly connected with hot and cold water lines.
         (d)   Every rooming unit shall have a safe, unobstructed means of egress leading to safe and open space at ground level.
      (6)   Special conditions.
         (a)   It is not necessary that each rooming unit have individual water flush closets, lavatory basins and or bathtub or showers. It shall only be required that one flush water closet, lavatory basin and bathtub or shower shall be provided within the dwelling for each eight persons or fraction thereof. Members of the owner’s family, whenever they share the use of the facilities, shall be counted among the eight persons. All such facilities shall be located within the dwelling as to be reasonably accessible from a common hall or passage way to all persons sharing the facilities.
         (b)   Every room occupied for sleeping purposes by one person shall contain at least 70 square feet of floor space, and every room occupied for sleeping purposes by more than one person shall contain at least 50 square feet of floor space, for each occupant thereof.
         (c)   Every rooming unit shall have safe, unobstructed means of egress leading to safe and open space at ground level.
   (D)   Common space in dwellings(not single-family).
      (1)   The operator or owner of every rooming house or apartment building shall be responsible for the sanitary maintenance of all walls, floors and ceilings and for maintenance of a sanitary condition in every other part of the rooming house or apartment building and shall be further responsible for the sanitary maintenance of the entire premises where the entire structure or building is leased or occupied by the operator.
      (2)   Every public hall, corridor, foyer or stair and all other rooms used by more than one family shall contain a minimum of one ceiling-type electrical fixture.
      (3)   This chapter shall apply to all dwelling, by whatever name they are known, except nursing or rest homes operating under a state license.
(Prior Code, § 1108.03)  Penalty, see § 151.99