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City tables proposed rental fee ordinance

The Ennis City Commission tabled a decision to adopt a proposed ordinance that would require property owners and landlords to pay a yearly fee to the city, and register, opting instead to gather more information, during its meeting on Tuesday night. Under the move city staff would inspect properties on a rotating, random basis and check properties for structural integrity, functional plumbing, inspects for rodents and insects, weather proofing, security, make sure the unit does not have hazardous electrical problems and has adequate heating and cooling. The move would assure that owners are complying with city standards and codes. The fee would be waived for the first year for those registering for the first time. But it’s not just tenants that would benefit by registering. The revised ordinance presented to the commission on Tuesday included the provision for landlords to file complaints against a tenant. At past city commission meetings landlords said they are not always to blame for the condition of a property, saying some tenants contribute to unsafe or poor conditions. Read stories like this and more in your latest edition of The Ennis News. Be informed, subscribe today!

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