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Rental Property Licensing

This 40,000-person city introduced a Rental Property Licensing Program in 2003 “to promote safety, health, and habitability in rental housing. They partnered with Tolemi to create a systematic way to flag non-compliant properties—without burdening staff with hours of research resulting in greater compliance with less staff hours than before.

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You’ve Passed a Rental Registration Ordinance…Now What? (3 of 4)

Implementing a registration or inspection program can seem daunting. For municipalities that had no oversight of rental properties prior to passing an ordinance, it can mean the added responsibility to register or even inspect tens of thousands of units of housing. And more often than not, we’ve seen these put into place without the addition of new administrative or inspectional staff. In this series of post, we will walk you though each step of the process to make sure that your program is successful.

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You’ve Passed a Rental Registration Ordinance…Now What? (2 of 4)

Implementing a registration or inspection program can seem daunting. For municipalities that had no oversight of rental properties prior to passing an ordinance, it can mean the added responsibility to register or even inspect tens of thousands of units of housing. And more often than not, we’ve seen these put into place without the addition of new administrative or inspectional staff. In this series of post, we will walk you though each step of the process to make sure that your program is successful.

The Case for a Rental Property Registration Ordinance (1 of 4)

Cities will adopt a rental property registration ordinance for various reasons, but they generally can be categorized into two buckets: decrease administrative burden on the city and ensure the safety of their citizens. By requiring rental registration, city officials can easily contact property owners or managers when issues need to be addressed. Many cities take an even more proactive approach and require occasional inspections of rental properties to ensure the safety of tenants. Learn more about the questions you should be asking yourself and the challenges you should expect while creating a Rental Property Registration ordinance and program.