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Is it possible to have a clause in conflict with the code!
No, the Code trumps the contract and the landlord can't abdicate his liability under Code to make repairs. So any Code Enforcement inspector can cite the owner if there are violations and hold him accountable.
As for the water, if this is affecting the habitability of the property, and if mold is growing it likely is, you again can call Code and have them out to inspect and cite the owner. If the place is uninhabitable, then you can stay in a hotel at the owner's expense until he makes repairs. If he won't pay, you can sue him in small claims court for any damages you have sustained and moving costs if you terminate the lease due to his failure to repair.