This is applicable for every single window in the home.It is a one-story rancher, no basement.
Probably not. In addition to basic habitability requirements for all rentals in PA, there are usually municipal code requirements that address access and functionality of windows, especially for fire safety purposes. If the rental is in York itself, you might want to see if it is a licensed rental. If it is, you can request to have it inspected for compliance with the zoning and safety requirements for rentals. If it fails inspection, the city will make your landlord fix it or risk fines. If you wish to make other claims in how it relates to your lease and the performance of its terms, then you should speak with a reputable landlord-tenant attorney in York County.
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I agree with my colleague, but want you to know that the City of York has adopted the International Building Code (the standard adopted by most municipalities). It includes the Property Maintenance Code which is administered by York's Department of Economic and Community Development. Article 4 of the Code requires every habitable space to have at least "one openable window". Under York's Housing Code, the Department is required to inspect rental properties every 24 or 12 months for Code violations, and at request. You should go to the Department and request an inspection. Be prepared though for the landlord to try to retaliate (which is not permitted über Pennslvania law).
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