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My property has 10, 12 unit buildings. The back exterior doors have a window on each side and most of these windows have been screwed shut. Would we need to remove the screws and make the windows operational, or would it be possible to remove the lock and keep them screwed shut?
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Here is what you need to ask yourself: If you remove the original hardware and screw the glass panels shut - are they windows?

If this is a glass lite window that is part of this door frame, it would only be considered a window because of the existing hardware - once that hardware has been removed, the item would then become essentially part of the door and would no longer be a window.

I know that is a wildly confusing answer. In short:
1) it's not blocked egress, as the glass lite is not egress-able and there are other points of egress in the common hallways
2) if you remove the hardware (and fill in the holes and paint over the areas affected) and fix the panel shut, it would not be a deficiency
3) there is no requirement to have a functional glass lite on a door
4) if you don't remove the hardware, you need to make the window work

Feel free to post a picture of the doors if you are unsure as to whether these windows are considered glass lite, or if you suspect that they could be considered a means of egress. Someone from our team will make sure they get back to you ASAP!
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If this is a glass lite window that is part of this door frame, it would only be considered a window because of the existing hardware - once that hardware has been removed, the item would then become essentially part of the door and would no longer be a window. Read at more http://ethanproperty.com.au/regions/joondalup/
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