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All owners of apartment houses and hotels shall cause an inspection of all projecting weather-exposed elevated wood and metal decks, balconies, landings, stairway systems, guardrails, handrails, or any parts thereof within six months of adoption of this section, and every five years thereafter, by a licensed general contractor, structural pest control licensee, licensed architect, or licensed engineer to verify that the elements are in general safe condition, adequate working order, and do not exhibit signs of deterioration, decay, corrosion or similar damage that could pose a safety concern and there is no evidence of active water intrusion in concealed spaces of the inspected elements. Property owners shall provide proof of compliance with this section by submitting an affidavit form provided by the City. The affidavit shall be signed by the responsible inspecting party and submitted to the Housing Code Enforcement Office. For purposes of this section, "weather-exposed elevated elements" mean those areas which are not interior building areas, extend beyond exterior walls and are located more than six feet above adjacent grade. Newly constructed residential buildings shall be exempt for a period of five years following issuance of the Certificate of Occupancy for such buildings. (Ord. 7463-NS § 1, 2016: Ord. 7435-NS § 1, 2015: Ord. 7432-NS § 2, 2015)