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16 COMMANDMENTS – “IMMINENTLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS”

16 COMMANDMENTS – “IMMINENTLY DANGEROUS CONDITIONS”

THOU SHALL NOT ALLOW ANY OF THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS TO EXIST WITHIN A LEASED PREMISES FOR MORE THAN TWO DAYS FOLLOWING NOTICE OF SUCH CONDITION EXISTING WITHIN SAID PREMISES:

  • Unsafe wiring
  • Unsafe flooring or steps
  • Unsafe ceilings or roofs
  • Unsafe chimneys or flues
  • Lack of potable water
  • Lack of operable locks on all doors leading to the outside
  • Broken windows or lack of operable locks on all windows on the ground level
  • Lack of operable heating facilities capable of heating living areas to 65 degrees Fahrenheit when it is 20 degrees Fahrenheit outside from November 1 through March 31
  • Lack of an operable toilet
  • Lack of an operable bathtub or shower
  • Rat infestation as a result of defects in the structure that make the premises not impervious to rodents
  • Excessive standing water, sewage, or flooding problems caused by plumbing leaks or inadequate drainage that contribute to mosquito infestation or mold
  • No safe, continuous, and unobstructed exit from the interior of the building to the exterior at street or grade level
  • No access provided to all rooms within a dwelling unit without passing through a public space
  • No operable smoke detector or alarm
  • Every place of habitation shall comply with the current county health regulations governing carbon monoxide alarms

~ James W. Surane, PLLC

Posted by: pamela greene on October 8, 2014
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