1486.15  APPLICATION TO EXISTING, NEW AND CONVERTED RENTAL DWELLINGS AND RENTAL UNITS.
   This chapter applies to all rental dwellings and rental units within the City existing on the effective date of this chapter (Ordinance 1996-26, passed December 17, 1996) and to those subsequently constructed or converted. For rental dwellings and rental units existing on the effective date of this chapter which have been registered in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, the prohibitions against leasing, renting and occupying contained in this chapter shall be inapplicable to such dwelling or units for thirty days after the City makes its initial inspections of such dwellings or units. This will permit the owner time to make necessary repairs and obtain a certificate of compliance while maintaining occupancy of the rental unit, provided, however, that if the defects which must be corrected pose an imminent threat to the health, safety and welfare of the occupants, the provisions of this chapter prohibiting occupancy shall be immediately applicable. 
(Ord. 1996-26.  Passed 12-17-96.)