Municipalities vary on rental housing rules

Municipalities vary on rental housing rules
There are approximately 2,500 rental units in Pekin on 1,600 properties. There are 840 landlords. The ordinance replaced the Registration of Rental Housing and Lots Ordinance that was approved several years ago. That ordinance required a one-time fee …
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Editorial: The evidence piles up against prevailing wage for rental projects
That's important because unions are demanding the mandate for new rental housing that receives a property-tax break for including units with below-market rents. The extra 23% for labor works out to another $ 80,000 per apartment. That may be a rounding …
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Difficult tenancy situations: How to keep the peace during rental dramas
Keeping the peace as a tenant or landlord is a critical part of the renting process. Knowing what to do when something problematic occurs is crucial if you want to avoid a trip to the tribunal, which can be time consuming and stressful. Successful …
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Debating Denver's rules on short-term property rentals (3 letters)

Debating Denver's rules on short-term property rentals (3 letters)
I agree with your editorial stance regarding limiting short-term rentals to primary residences, although it does not go far enough. A restriction should be placed on the amount of time this rental would be available during a calendar year, and a …
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New York's New High-End Rentals
A slew of high-end, high-profile rental buildings are poised to open across Manhattan and Brooklyn this year, adding more than 8,000 units at a pace not seen in years, and in the process, redefining what rental housing in the city can be.
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Highland rental insurance among highest
Rates were collected from five of the biggest insurance carriers for a sample property (a rental property with roughly 1,000 square feet of living space and $ 100,000 in liability coverage) and compared them. The results showed that the most expensive …
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Denver short-term rental rules should consider neighbors

Denver short-term rental rules should consider neighbors
Denver Councilwoman Mary Beth Susman says the most controversial provision in the city's proposed rules on short-term rentals — think Airbnb and similar companies — is limiting them to homes that are the owner's primary residence. "We are already …
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It's not getting any cheaper to rent in Minneapolis, but…
According to the website Adobo, which inventories rental markets, the average one-bedroom in 10 of the 11 Minneapolis neighborhoods making up the "February Rental Report" is a titch above $ 1,200. The median two-bedroom pad goes for $ 1,500 and …
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Project to renovate Immokalee rental units begins for 315 USDA homes
After waiting more than nine years, many tenants of the largest affordable rental community in Immokalee will see the start of a $ 9.2 million rehabilitation project that will repair their long-neglected homes. At the project's groundbreaking Thursday …
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