1365.08  SANITARY MAINTENANCE STANDARDS.
   (a)   Structural Design and Repair. All dwellings, structures and all parts thereof including but not limited to foundations, roofs, gutters, downspouts, chimneys, walls, ceilings, etc., both exterior and interior, shall be maintained and in good repair and capable of performing the function for which such structure or part of any feature thereof was designed or intended to be used.
      (1)   If any dwelling is so designed to include the use of gutters and downspouts, such gutters and their appurtenant downspouting and drains shall be maintained in a weather tight and functioning order. 
   (b)   Exterior Maintenance.  All exterior parts of every dwelling including exterior walls, additions, chimneys, porches, steps, ramps and other such structures either above or below the roof line shall be maintained in a safe condition and in good repair and capable of performing the function for which such structure or part of any feature thereof was designed or intended to be used.
   
   (c)   Premises Maintenance. All premises shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary manner so as to preclude any situation that may be inimical to the public health and safety or which may provide harborage for rodents or infestation of insects. Such premises shall be free from the accumulation and/or location of the following:
      (1)   Broken or dilapidated fences, walls or other structures;
      (2)   Improperly installed or maintained walks, driveways and driveway aprons which are in a defective condition; and
      (3)   Rugs, rags or other materials located on such premises which materials are not being used for general household or housekeeping purposes; broken furniture or upholstered furniture not designed or sold for outdoor use; mattresses or other household furnishing; unusable appliances,   automobile parts, plastic materials, paints, miscellaneous coverings and/or any other materials including those described in this section.
   (d)   All parts of a residential rental unit shall be maintained in a safe and sanitary condition and in good working order.  Additionally, compliance shall be maintained with all portions of Part 14, and Chapter 933, and Section 521.08 of the Codified Ordinances of Kent.  (Ord. 2019-90.  Passed 8-21-19.)