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Syracuse Common Council Passes New Rental Property Inspection Law

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Syracuse Common Councilor Khalid Bey

Syracuse Common Councilor Khalid Bey

The Syracuse Common Council has recently passed a new rental property inspection law that was first proposed by Councilor Khalid Bey in 2016.

According to Syracuse.com, the new amendment to the city’s rental registry now requires an interior inspection every three years for both one- and two-family rental properties, with the exclusion of properties that are owner-occupied.

The new law passed 6-3 on Monday, and the councilors who declined to vote “yes” for the legislation said they’d rather wait for the impact of a new municipal code violations bureau the city will establish this summer.

Councilors Joe Carni, Tim Rudd and Chad Ryan were “no” votes for the legislation.

However, ultimately, the councilors who supported the amendment said they’ve imposed the new legislation in an attempt to create code compliance citywide.

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