Common Building Code Violations
1) Failing to Provide Adequate Heat and Hot Water
Failing to maintain the inside temperature at 68 degrees when the outside temperature is below 55 degrees during the day or maintain at 55 degrees when the outside temperature is below 40 degrees at night is one of the most common violations.
2) Door and Window Locks That Require a Key to Exit
In an emergency situation, pausing to search for a key in order to get out of a building could be deadly.
3) Mold and Pests
Tenants are responsible for maintaining a level of cleanliness to prevent overgrowth of indoor mold or attracting pests, but conditions that go unchecked, resulting in excessive mold or vermin, are the owner’s responsibility.
4) Lack of Accessibility
Title III of the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA) is the most relevant of the ADA’s five titles for architects, builders, and others designing, constructing, and managing buildings and has changed the way architects design and build the world. From new constructed buildings to the older pieces of architecture, there is an existing lack of accessibility.