No person shall occupy as owner-occupant or let to another for occupancy any dwelling or dwelling unit, for the purpose of living therein, which does not comply with the following requirements:
   (A)   Every foundation, floor, wall, ceiling, and roof shall be reasonably weather-tight, rodent-proof, shall be capable of affording privacy and shall be kept in good repair.
   (B)   Every window, exterior door and basement hatchway shall be reasonably weather-tight and rodent-proof and shall be kept in sound working condition and good repair.
   (C)   Every inside and outside stair, every porch and every appurtenance thereto shall be so constructed to be safe to use and capable of supporting the load that normal use may cause to be placed thereon and shall be kept in sound condition and good repair. Metal fire escapes shall be maintained in a working condition.
   (D)   Every plumbing fixture and water and waste pipe shall be properly installed and maintained in good sanitary working condition, free from defects, leaks, and obstructions.
   (E)   Every toilet compartment floor and bathroom floor surface shall be constructed and maintained so as to be reasonably impervious to water and so as to permit such floor to be easily kept in a clean and sanitary condition.
   (F)   Every supplied facility, piece of equipment or utility which is required under this chapter shall be so constructed or installed that it will function safely and effectively and shall be maintained in satisfactory working condition.
   (G)   No owner, operator or occupant shall cause any service, facility, equipment or utility which is required under this chapter to be removed from or shut off from or discontinued from any occupied dwelling let or occupied by him or her, except for such temporary interruption as may be necessary when actual repairs or alterations are in process, or during temporary emergencies when discontinuance of service is approved by the Inspection Officer. Provided, however, that this section is not intended to require a landlord to continue to serve utilities or heat to a premises occupied by a tenant who has not paid his or her rent or his or her utilities.
   (H)   Each dwelling unit shall have its own metering system for natural gas, water, electricity or any other utility provided in the dwelling. If this requirement is not met, the owner of the dwelling must have the utilities that are not metered separately in his or her own name.
(Ord. 19-1998, passed 10-5-98)  Penalty, see § 156.99