Buildings and structures shall be structurally sound. Structural elements which conform to loading criteria specified in the Uniform Code and stress limitations specified in generally accepted standards shall be deemed structurally sound.
Buildings and structures shall be maintained weather-resistant and in good condition.
Exterior walls, including foundations, shall be maintained so that ground and surface water does not penetrate into basements and cellars.
Exterior doors, windows, skylights, and similar openings shall be maintained weathertight.
Exterior stairs, porches, entrance platforms, fire escapes, and the railings thereon shall be maintained in a safe and sound condition.
Roofs shall be maintained in a watertight condition.
Exterior surfaces shall be maintained in good condition. Surfaces not inherently resistant to deterioration shall be treated with a protective coating of paint or other suitable preservative. The surface and exterior of the building shall be maintained to prevent excessive peeling and flaking of paint, the rotting of wood or other deleterious conditions. The overall surface shall at all times present a neat appearance free from excessive peeling and uniformly painted or treated in a good workmanlike manner so as not to detract from other buildings in the neighborhood.
Structural members shall be protected and maintained to resist and prevent deterioration.
Unheated attics, spaces below flat roofs, and crawl spaces shall be ventilated to minimize deterioration.
Chimneys and flues shall be maintained safe, sound, and smoketight.
Ceilings, walls, floors, and stairways shall be maintained in a safe and sound condition.
Toilet room, bathroom, and laundry room floors shall be maintained in a watertight condition. Kitchen floors must be covered with a hard, nonporous material, free of holes, tears, cracks or other openings, and shall be watertight, suitable for mopping and scrubbing; provided, however, that suitable kitchen carpeting may be used if it is of a material which will not absorb moisture or food particles.