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It shall be unlawful for any landlord to permit occupancy of any dwelling or dwelling unit or offer any dwelling or dwelling unit for occupancy to a person who is not the record owner of the dwelling or dwelling unit unless the landlord has obtained a license in accord with the provisions set forth herein and said license has not been revoked or invalidated.
(a) Whenever the City Code Enforcement Officer determines that a dwelling or dwelling unit is in violation of this Chapter, he shall, within forty-eight (48) hours of that determination serve written notice by certified or registered mail return receipt requested, to the landlord or the landlords’s designated agent stating that the dwelling or dwelling unit has not met the requirements of this Chapter. The notice shall contain the following:
(1) That unless the dwelling or dwelling unit comes into compliance within twenty (20) days by correcting the violation, the dwelling or dwelling unit shall be deemed uninhabitable and the landlord’s license will be revoked;
(2) A description of the real estate sufficient for identification;
(3) The specific reasons why the dwelling or dwelling unit is not in compliance setting forth the specific provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code that the dwelling or dwelling unit is not in compliance with;
(4) That the landlord has the right to file an appeal pursuant to Section 829.17 of this Chapter.
(b) If certified or registered letter is returned showing that the letter was not delivered, a copy of the letter shall be posted in a conspicuous place in or about the dwelling or dwelling unit and service of notice in this manner shall constitute service upon the owner.
(c) If the dwelling or dwelling unit is not brought into compliance or no appeal has been filed, the Code Enforcement Officer shall revoke the landlord’s license and shall order the tenants to vacate the premises.
(Ord. 06-05. Passed 3-22-2005; Ord. 05-19. Passed 6-19-2019; Ord. 17-20. Passed 1-20-2021.)