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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: November 1, 2019 03:29 PM
From: Representative Jim Rigby
To: All House members
Subject: Act 133 Tenant Protections
 
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation to make necessary amendments to Act 133 of 2017 regarding access permits for a property at sale when the property has code violations.

Since the passage of Act 133, concerns have been raised regarding ambiguities in the language, and the practical application of access permits in our local municipalities.

Specifically, there are concerns about the ambiguity regarding which types of violations must be resolved within 12 months from the date of purchase. I intend to clarify that serious violations must be resolved within 12 months.

Additionally, there have been some concerns about tenant occupied properties when a serious violation is found on the property, and only an access permit is granted. This leaves tenants without the ability to remain in the property while waiting for serious violations to be corrected.

My bill will address this issue as well by referencing existing legal safeguards for tenants who occupy a property that is found with serious code violations.

Please join me in sponsoring this legislation.



Introduced as HB2059