If a dwelling unit is found to be illegal, a court appearance ticket will be issued to the owner and the owner will be responsible for the eviction of the tenant located in the apartment.
Why Have a Housing Code?
The objective of the Housing Code is to bring correction or remedy of any building feature or condition that threatens safety, health, sanitation, and the general welfare of the habitants. In general, the Code concerns structural strength, stability, sanitation, adequate light and ventilation, and safety to life and property from hazards. It applies to construction, alteration, repair, removal, demolition, use or occupancy of residential buildings and their accessory structures.