Section 22-195 Penalty.

    Any person violating the provisions of this article shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction therefor shall be punished as provided in section 1-8 of this Code. In addition thereto, the city may institute injunction, mandamus or other appropriate forms of remedy or relief. Provided, that it shall be a defense to a prosecution under this article that a person charged requested and used reasonable efforts to obtain access to a dwelling unit or rooming unit under lease to another and was refused access by the lessee or person in possession of such unit.

(Code 1964, § 11.1120(I))