Mt. Lebanon board revising rental plan
The Mt. Lebanon board of commissioners is rewriting its proposal to register and inspect the municipality's rental units because landlords raised concerns about the fairness and cost of the plan at a meeting last month.
Commission president Matt Kluck said the proposal would have been up for a vote at Tuesday's meeting, but landlords came to a public hearing on Feb. 25 to protest the plan, saying it was unfair to single out landlords and would cost them too much to pay inspection fees and have employees present for the inspections.
Kluck said Mt. Lebanon solicitor Phil Weis found enough in their concerns to warrant revising the proposal, which would have required all apartments, condos, townhouses and duplexes that aren't owner-occupied to register with Mt. Lebanon and submit to an inspection of each unit every three years or between each tenant.
The revised bill will be introduced at a future meeting and scheduled for another public hearing.
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