§ 20.32. Living and sleeping areas.

 (a)  Rooms for living or sleeping purposes in tenement, lodging or boarding houses shall have ample ventilation and natural light and shall have windows with a sash so constructed and maintained that it may be easily opened.

 (b)  Rooms used for sleeping purposes in any tenement, lodging or boarding house shall provide the following minimum requirements per occupant:

   (1)  Rooms with window area in one wall shall have a 12 square feet window area, a 70 square feet floor area and a 600 cubic feet air space.

   (2)  Rooms with window area in two walls at right angles to each other shall have a 10 square feet window area, a 60 square feet floor area and a 560 cubic feet air space.

   (3)  Rooms with window area in two walls opposite each other shall have an 8 square feet window area, a 50 square feet floor area and a 520 cubic feet air space.

   (4)  Rooms with window area in three or more walls shall have a 6 square feet window area, a 40 square feet floor area and a 480 cubic feet air space.

 (c)  A cellar, basement or lower story may not be used for living or sleeping purposes if there is evidence of undue dampness.



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