(A)   The provisions of this subchapter shall apply to all structures in this city containing one or more rental dwelling units and to all dwelling units which are either rented for human habitation, or permitted by the owner thereof to be occupied for human habitation by a person or persons other than the owner or owners thereof. Every building or structure, or part thereof, rented for use in whole or part as a home or residence of a single family or person, and every building or part thereof rented for use as a home or residence of two or more persons or families living in separate apartments, shall conform to the requirements of this subchapter, regardless of the class to which the building may otherwise belong, and regardless of when the building may have been constructed, altered or repaired.
   (B)   This subchapter establishes minimum standards for the human habitation or occupancy of rental premises in the city, and does not replace or modify the standards otherwise established for the construction, replacement or repair of buildings contained in the building ordinances of the city, except those in conflict with the provisions of this subchapter.
(1994 Code, § 15.16.010)  (Ord. 93-109, passed - -1993)