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REGISTERING RENTALS

City takes aim at problem properties, along with illegal drugs, firearms

December 23, 2013

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Today the Sun-Gazette continues its annual look back on the major stories of the year in this series, 2013 Moments in the Sun....

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Weazzzz

Dec-23-13 4:17 PM

If it is for the landlords why did i have to sign a paper?...Can't wait to move!

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Fredzz

Dec-23-13 3:08 PM

Well... Snydbob;

you should... since You [ are ] being discriminated against.

Think about it... If you choose to Rent your Home your a suspect crimminal.

If you choose to Buy your Home your Not a suspect crimminal.

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Snydbob

Dec-23-13 11:01 AM

This whole thing still makes it sound like only people who rent in the city commit crimes. Did they consider that there could be a homeowner who has more people living in the home than the home can support AND those people could be criminals or they have the potential to commit crime. Homeowners and their households don't do drugs or engage in unlawful acts? Again, as a law-abiding renter in this city, I feel discriminated against.

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Netwarrior

Dec-23-13 10:30 AM

I know of a family, (a mother living off goverment assistance and two 40+ year old sons that refuse to work and hold a job), that have literally lived and been evicted out of every neighborhood in the greater williamsport area. They get so far behind in the rent and utilities at every place that the landlords get fed up and boot them out. There should be some kind of protection for landlords against people like this.

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Netwarrior

Dec-23-13 10:18 AM

I think its going to take a while for landlords to get used to this but they will eventually figure out how to cope. I also think this law will prove to be a great thing for ordinary citizens who just want to live a normal, peaceful life. Landlords should have some kind of tool to use against dead beat and problematic tennants though. There should be some kind of registry landlords could reference before renting to a tennant. This registry should include but not be limited to credit report, criminal history, and whether or not prospect tennants have been evicted for failure to pay rent, utility bills, ect.

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Fredzz

Dec-23-13 8:12 AM

What's next..?

Give police a legal tool they need to go before a district judge to remove problem HOME-OWNERS involved in crime and [ other ] disruptive behavior."

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streetmachine

Dec-23-13 7:41 AM

on the form you sign and print your name when he said this would go in effect tenent would not have to register by sihning and printing a tenents name is registering i hope no law suit comes out of this us tax payer have to pay

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JerryfromRI

Dec-23-13 6:46 AM

"Mayor Gabriel J. Campana also said the ordinance gives landlords and police a legal tool they need to go before a district judge to remove problem tenants involved in crime and other disruptive behavior."

Other disruptive behavior?? Behavior that is not a crime is legal.

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