Residential Owners/Occupants Responsibilities
Every owner of a residential building containing two or more dwelling units shall be responsible for maintaining in a clean, proper and sanitary condition the shared or public areas of the residential building and premises thereof.
Every occupant of a residential building shall keep in a clean, proper and sanitary condition that part of the residential building and premises thereof which he or she occupies and controls except the operator of every lodging house shall be responsible for the sanitary maintenance of all walls, floors, ceilings and every other part of the lodging house. Every occupant of a residential building shall dispose of all his or her refuse and garbage in the containers required by this code.
Every owner of a residential building shall be responsible for hanging, installation and maintenance of all screens and double or storm doors and windows whenever the same are required under the provisions of this code.
Every occupant of a dwelling containing a single-dwelling unit shall be responsible for the extermination of any insects, rodents or other pests therein or on the premises and every occupant of a dwelling unit in a residential building shall be responsible for such extermination whenever his or her dwelling unit is the only one infested. Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this subsection, whenever infestation is caused by failure of the owner to maintain a residential building in a reasonable condition, extermination shall be the responsibility of the owner. Whenever infestation exists in two or more of the dwelling units or lodging rooms in any residential building or in the shared or public parts of any residential building, extermination thereof shall be the responsibility of the owner.
Every occupant of a dwelling unit shall keep all plumbing fixtures therein in a clean and sanitary condition and shall be responsible for exercise of reasonable care in the proper use and operation thereof.
The owner or operator shall not occupy or let to another for occupancy any space in a residential building unless it is clean, sanitary, fit for human occupancy, complies with the requirements of this code and the occupancy is limited to the maximum permitted by this code.
The owner of each residential building containing three or more separate dwelling units and an enclosed common area that is accessible to all dwelling units in such building shall neatly display in a conspicuous accessible place within such common area a list of not less than two alternate agents and their phone numbers who may be called to arrange for emergency work required when the owner or operator is not readily available.
The owner of each residential building that is not subject to the requirements of the above paragraph and that contains one or more rental dwelling units shall notify in writing each lessee of a dwelling unit in such building, or include in the lease for the dwelling unit, not less than two alternate agents and their phone numbers who may be called to arrange for emergency work required when the owner or operator is not readily available.
The operator of every lodging house shall change supplied linen and towels therein at least once each week, and prior to the letting of any room to any occupant. The operator shall be responsible for the maintenance of all supplied bedding in a clean and sanitary condition.