Every owner of a house shall tender to a prospective buyer, at the time of the transfer of ownership of such house, a copy of a valid certificate of compliance or a notice of deficiencies, which shall include a copy of any notice and order issued pursuant to the Lincoln Minimum Housing Code or any other applicable law or ordinance, issued by the Building Official.
The owner of any house desiring to sell or transfer the same shall file an application for a certificate of compliance.
The Building Official shall issue a certificate of compliance for a house only after he/she has inspected such house and has found that it complies in all respects with the Lincoln Minimum Housing Code and all other applicable laws and ordinances. If such house is found not to be in compliance with the Lincoln Minimum Housing Code and all other applicable laws and ordinances, the Building Official shall issue a notice of deficiencies.
A certificate of compliance shall be valid only for ninety (90) days from the date of issuance. A certificate of compliance shall not be deemed a warranty or guarantee that a house complies with all provisions of the Lincoln Property Maintenance Code or other applicable laws and ordinances, nor shall the City be held responsible for any violations not noted or discovered by the Building Official during his/her inspection of the house.
The Building Official is hereby authorized to establish reasonable fees for inspections made pursuant to an application for a certificate of compliance, which fees, before becoming effective, shall by approved by the Mayor. (Ord. 16530 &2; December 6, 1993).