Every dwelling and dwelling unit must be secured against unlawful entry. Every window opening to the exterior must be secured against unlawful entry. Locking devices shall be designed and installed to avoid entrapment within the building.
All doors that open directly to the exterior from within a dwelling unit must be equipped with tight-fitting, self-closing screen doors, unless the screen slides side-to-side.
The tenant is responsible for paying utility bills (gas, electric, or oil) only if there is a written letting agreement stating so, and if the utility only services the occupant's unit. In the case of a dwelling with three units or less, common area lights (outside the dwelling unit door, illumination in the basement or entry porch) may be on tenant meters when all tenants are notified and control for the fixture is within the paying tenant's unit.
Shut Off Service
A property owner may not shut off or remove any service, utility, facility, or equipment required under the Code except for temporary periods necessary for repairs or alterations.
Floors, Walls, Ceilings, Windows
All structural elements (floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors, porches, stairs, etc.) are properly installed, in good-repair, fit for use intended, and weather-tight.
Appliances & Facilities
Plumbing, Gasfitting, Heating, and Electrical
The owner is responsible for the proper installation and maintenance of all required and optional plumbing, gasfitting, heating and electrical facilities and equipment including, but not limited to, all sinks, pipes, wiring, toilets, furnaces, light fixtures, drains, vents, stoves, clothes washers and dryers, etc.
Every dwelling unit must provide as many means of egress to allow for the safe passage of all occupants in accordance with the State Building Code. No one shall obstruct a means of egress.
The owner is responsible for the extermination of pests in buildings containing two or more units. Extermination includes sealing all means of entry, eliminating any harborage areas and food sources, and cleaning and disinfecting all affected areas.
The occupant of any dwelling unit is responsible for maintaining their unit in a clean and sanitary manner.