The Duluth City Council is considering establishing a Multifamily Inspection Ordinance with the objective to incorporate guidelines from a “Crime Free Multifamily Housing” program. The majority of the ordinance outlines guidelines for interior and exterior inspection of rental properties.
At the city council’s recent work session Planning Director Bill Aiken explained that the city is working with the Atlanta Apartment Association for review and comment on the proposed new regulations which apply to properties containing four or more residential rental units. Each owner of this type of a rental property must show that 20 percent of the units are inspected each year, and all units inspected a minimum of every five years.
One goal of the ordinance will be a phased in approach to achieving the “Crime Free” designation.
Costs associated with inspections will be covered by property owners.
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