Housing code


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Housing code

Regulations that define the livability of a housing unit; it usually requires minimum physical requirements for light, security, ventilation, room size, and fire egress.
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The drafting of the Housing Code is to involve professionals from the public sector, municipal authorities, NGOs, and citizens who are to benefit from social housing.
Housing code inspectors conduct a visual inspection using a standardized form, usually in response to resident complaints.
If the court rules in favor of the landlords, local government's ability to enforce municipal housing codes may be curtailed and lenders could see an increase in borrowers challenging customary underwriting criteria such as down-payment amounts and debt-to-income ratios as discriminatory.
The list, on the Department of Housing Preservation and Development's website includes 34 buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx that are at risk based on their number of housing code violations.
He was a two-time winner of the Heywood Broun Award; in 1957 he won for coverage that led to community reforms, and in 1963 he was recognized for stories leading to the prosecution of housing code violations.
The article begins by surveying the litigation experience in Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio, over the past twelve years--a period during which nuisance abatement by traditional housing code enforcement to remedy serious residential nuisances became obsolete and insufficient.
Out-of-state landlords would have to appoint an in-state agent and would risk foreclosure if they do not make repairs and pay housing code fines under a bill that has been approved by the New Hampshire House and is on its way to the Senate.
a group called Bregamos--founded by Rafael Ramos, whose day job is as the city's housing code inspector--imports its hip-hop portrait of gang warfare, Kingdom.
The Boston Urban Asthma Coalition reported progress in promoting good air quality in schools, getting insurers to pay for asthma patient education, and referring asthma patients to city building inspectors for targeted housing code enforcement.
one the nation's largest apartment management companies and owner of 17 properties with 2,056 units in Arkansas -- to fix housing code violations at two of it complexes in Little Rock.
In other words, "tweak zoning regulations, adjust the housing code, specify maximum population densities and minimum amounts of of street parking.

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