This code was created to protect the public health, safety and welfare in rental housing units and premises. The code establishes:
Minimum property maintenance standards for basic equipment and facilities used for light, ventilation, heating and sanitation for rental housing units and premises, and for safe and sanitary maintenance of rental units and premises.
Minimum requirements for rental housing units and premises for means of egress, fire protection systems, and other equipment and devices for safety from fire.
The responsibilities of property owners, operators, and tenants of rental housing units and premises.
The code also provides for administration, enforcement, and penalties.