Last year Overland Park officials investigated 844 code violations on rental properties. Now, a new Rental Licensing Task Force is being proposed.
This would include mandatory exterior inspections on rental properties every two years.
Real estate agent turned landlord Marilyn Dugan says she sat on a city task force to clean up rentals in 2007. She says she saw little changes.
“I believe they felt like they were left with a program that didn’t have much teeth and that they couldn’t really impose much upon bad landlords and that’s why they are taking this step,” said Dugan.
The 2007 program was designed to make sure all landlords register with the city and pay a $5 fee per unit. This only included single family through triplex rental units.
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