Sec. 11-168. Entry.

 

Sec. 11-168. Entry.
 
As provided by Section 36-105.1:1 of the Code of Virginia, for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this division, the building maintenance official, or his duly authorized agent, shall have the right to inspect any residential rental dwelling unit within the designated areas identified in Section 11-163 of this division at any reasonable time. No inspection shall be conducted without the consent of the tenant, occupant, property owner or managing agent (if the property owner or managing agent have reserved a right of re-entry in order to inspect the premise) or pursuant to a duly issued administrative inspection warrant or as authorized by other lawful means. In the event the building maintenance official, or his duly authorized agents shall be denied access to a residential rental dwelling unit, by a tenant, occupant, property owner or managing agent of a residential dwelling unit, the building maintenance official, or his duly authorized agents may apply for and obtain an administrative inspection warrant from a magistrate or a court of competent jurisdiction in order to gain access to the premises. It shall be a violation of this division for any owner, managing agent, tenant, occupant or other person, to deny the building maintenance official, or his duly authorized agent, access to any residential rental dwelling unit within the areas covered by this article after the building maintenance official, or his duly authorized agent have obtained an administrative inspection warrant from a magistrate or a court of competent jurisdiction for the inspection of such residential rental dwelling unit. (Ord. of 10-28-03, O-03-177, eff. 10-1-03; Ord. No. O-05-032, 3-8-05; Ord. No. O-08-007, 1-22-08)
 
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