For Rent and Registration
Grandview rental properties are getting some attention.
A Rental Registration Program is now up and running requiring owners to register rental properties with the City.
“We need to know where these properties are and have updated contact information; plus a local contact for emergency situations, like last year’s flooding along Merrywood Circle," explains Inspector/City Planner Billie Hufford. Community Development hired Hufford to plan and implement the program.
Rental property owners have already received letters detailing the process, including registering their properties by the end of 2018.
Fees are based on the number of registered units. To simplify registration, all forms and payments can be submitted online at www.grandview.org/rentalregistration.
A rental registration ordinance was first passed in 2009, but it hadn’t been enforced due to staffing issues. "The Mayor and Board are being proactive," explains City Administrator Cemal Gungor. "They prioritized this program in response to citizens' concerns about conditions of some rental properties, inside and out."
Rental registrations are the required first step leading up to rental inspections. The inspections process will hold owners accountable for the condition of their properties.
The City expects to implement rental inspections in January of 2019, most likely looking at the property when there are lease or resident changes. Properties without inspections can pose potential safety issues for tenants, so this new program will ensure minimum living standards and the City’s minimum preservation standards are being met.
Property owners will pay a small inspection fee. A Certificate of Occupancy will also be required before renting.
More information can be found at www.grandview.org/rentalregistration