The following standards shall constitute the minimum standards for structural condition of a dwelling or dwelling unit.
   (A)   Walls or partitions or supporting members, sills, joists, rafters or other structural members shall not list, lean or buckle, and shall not be rotted, deteriorated or damaged, and shall not have holes or cracks which might admit rodents.
   (B)   Floors or roofs shall have adequate supporting members and strength to be reasonably safe for the purpose used.
   (C)   Foundations, foundation walls, piers or other foundation supports shall not be deteriorated or damaged.
   (D)   Steps, stairs, landings, porches or other parts or appurtenances shall be maintained in such condition that they will not fail or collapse.
   (E)   Adequate facilities for egress in case of fire or panic shall be provided.
   (F)   Interior walls and ceilings of all rooms, closets and hallways shall be finished of suitable materials, which will, by use of reasonable household methods promote sanitation and cleanliness, and shall be maintained in such a manner so as to enable the occupants to maintain reasonable privacy between various spaces.
   (G)   The roof, flashings, exterior walls, basement walls, floors and all doors and windows exposed to the weather shall be constructed and maintained so as to be weathertight and watertight.
   (H)   There shall be no chimneys or parts thereof which are defective, deteriorated or in danger of falling, or in such condition or location as to constitute a fire hazard.
   (I)   There shall be no use of the ground for floors, or wood floors on the ground.
(1991 Code, § 8-25)  (Ord. passed 8-3-1982 ; Ord. 2021-01, passed 6-14-2021)