Crippling Rental Inspection Legislation Hearing Likely

A bill that would severely cripple local rental inspection programs could see a hearing on Wednesday, October 2 at 3:00 pm in the Senate Local Government and Elections committee.  SB 313 (Senator Dave Robertson, R-Grand Blanc) makes multiple changes to the Michigan Housing Law. The legislation limits both registration fees and inspection fees for rental inspections as well as change the timeline for inspections to not less than 6 years but no longer than 10 years. The bill would also require an inspector to inform the lessee of their right to refuse an inspection and request and obtain permission from the lessee to inspect.

The League has expressed opposition to similar legislation in the past, and will oppose this bill as well.  Here is a memo to Senator Robertson with our concerns: SB313 Memo SenRobertson_RentalHousing_edits

If you are interested in testifying next week or providing feedback on SB 313, please feel free to contact me.

Nikki Brown is a legislative associate for the League handling economic development and land use issue. She can be reached at nbrown@mml.org or 517-908-0305.

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