Synopses & Reviews
Inspectors now have a partner in enforcing the property maintenance code! This valuable resource demonstrates how to prepare the documents required to pursue property maintenance code violators so that inspectors can perform inspections, file charges in the absence of compliance, obtain administrative search warrants, and condemn property "by the book." Comprehensive coverage clearly shows the inspector how to enforce the International Property Maintenance Code regulations with sample forms for every document that the code requires and sample complaints for every possible violation. This information will enable inspectors to do their jobs properly by helping them ensure that they follow the required steps in enforcement.
"This book is a gold mine for code enforcement and property maintenance for inspectors and administrators. The text is easily read and the consistency of the letters enhances the professionalism and limits the exposure of the department that uses them." - Jeff Burton/Building Code Manager
The use of this book leads to "fewer errors, higher rate of convictions in court, amd more confidence in the inspector." - Karyn Byrne/City of Warrenville, IL.
About the Author
Linda S. Pieczynski, J.D. is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, IL. An attorney at law with her own private practice in Hinsdale, IL, she specialized in municipal prosecution and is the prosecutor for 13 municipalities in DuPage County. Ms. Pieczynski is also the former assistant state¿s attorney in DuPage County. Her teaching background includes over 10 years as an instructor for BOCA International and the International Code Council (ICC), where she taught the legal aspects of code administration. She has served as an expert witness and has authored several books in the areas of inspection codes and criminal practice procedures. Ms. Pieczynski is a member of the Illinois Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, and the DuPage Association of Women Lawyers.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Administration Chapter 2: Definitions Chapter 3: Maintenance of Exterior and Interior Property Areas Chapter 4: Light, Ventilation, and Property Limits Chapter 5: Plumbing Facilities and Textual Requirements Chapter 6: Mechanical and Electrical Requirements Chapter 7: Fire Safety Chapter 8: Public Nuisance Violations