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No person shall occupy as owner-occupant, or let to another for occupancy any dwelling or dwelling unit, for the purpose of living therein, that does not comply with the following requirements.
(A) The exterior doors, including any exterior basement entrance, and every exterior window shall have a lock or latch sufficient to keep the exterior doors and exterior windows from being opened from the outside. The owner must supply locks and the owner and occupant shall have the right to the keys for entry to the leased space.
(B) No owner, operator or occupant shall cause any service, facility, equipment or utility required under this section to be removed from, 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 division is not intended to require an owner to continue to serve utilities or heat to a premise occupied by a tenant who has not paid his or her rent or utilities.
(C) 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.
(D) The water supply system shall be installed and maintained to provide a supply of water to plumbing fixtures, devices and appliances in sufficient volume and pressure to enable the fixtures to function properly and safely.
(E) All electrical equipment, wiring and appliances shall be properly and safely installed in accordance with the provisions of any applicable building, plumbing or electric code adopted by the city or state, and thereafter properly maintained.
(Ord. 7-2018, passed 4-3-2018; Am. Ord. 12-2019, passed 10-15-2019)