Do you have to have a minimum number of lighting fixtures in the living room? specifically hardwired lighting in the ceiling or walls.
I can’t imagine that there is a law about this but than again, I’ve heard of weirder things!
I have lived all over the country and almost everywhere I have had or have seen living rooms without ceiling fixtures. It’s pretty standard from a design perspective, so I can’t imagine it’s a code issue or an ordinance.
But that’s just my guess. Where are you located? Do you have local regulations regarding rentals?