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Rent Control Board asking for expanded tenant rights to fight citations

07/10/2019 8:52 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

The Rent Control Board is considering allowing tenants to challenge citations from code enforcement officers after a longtime renter was evicted for installing a trellis on her patio.

It’s a unique case, the board’s general counsel J. Stephen Lewis said, but vice chair Nicole Phillis wants to prevent it from happening again. In May, she asked the board to consider recommending that City Council prevent code violations from being used as a basis to evict rent-controlled tenants and grant tenants the ability to seek variances from the code. The board will vote Thursday whether to make such a recommendation.

Read More: https://www.smdp.com/rent-control-board-asking-for-expanded-tenant-rights-to-fight-citations/177290


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