Starting January 1st, the city of Burlington will enact a new program to rate the condition of rental properties. The plan, outlined by April Burbank in the 12/22/14 edition of the Burlington Free Press, will seek to incentivize proper care and maintenance of the city’s stock of Multi-Family housing.
Properties will be ranked on a scale of 1-to-5 by code enforcement. Buildings with the greatest number of violations will be rated “1” and given one year before re-inspection. Properties with a ranking of “5” will be issued compliance certificates for five years.
Bill Ward, director of code enforcement, is supportive of the measure, “I would say most landlords are doing an excellent job. This is an opportunity to let that shine, but also put a little bit of a spotlight on the folks who are not doing so well.”
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