My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: West Virginia
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Long story short, my bedroom has no windows, only the main door to lead to the common area of my apartment.
Last week I had my city inspector come in and look and rather than writing a citation for my landlord he gave them a time frame to fix it. You might be wondering how.
Well, my bedroom is closed in, meaning it's in the center of the building plan so there is no way to build a window leading directly to the outside. So instead, my landlord is planning to install a second door in my bedroom that leads directly to the main hallway of the complex. Is this okay?
This comes from the International Residential Code and maybe I'm not reading it right but I understood it that the room needed to have an opening directly to the outside....
R303.1: “All habitable rooms shall have an aggregate glazing area of not less than 8 percent of the floor area of such rooms. Natural ventilation shall be through windows, doors, louvers or other approved opening to the outdoor air. Such openings shall be provided with ready access or shall otherwise be readily controllable by the building occupants. The minimum openable area to the outdoors shall be 4 percent of the floor being ventilated.”