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Sch'dy landlord expenses could surge

City Council weighs higher annual cost for rental inspections

Chris Morris, apartment manager and organizer of Schenectady Landlords Influencing Change, stands in the common area of one of her apartments on Front Street in Schenectady on Monday, January 21, 2013.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Chris Morris, apartment manager and organizer of Schenectady Landlords Influencing Change, stands in the common area of one of her apartments on Front Street in Schenectady on Monday, January 21, 2013.
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Schenectady’s controversial rental inspections law would become far more expensive for some landlords in a new proposal that the City Council will consider today. Currently, landlords must pay $50 to have a unit inspected every time a tenant moves out. Under the new proposal, that could be hundreds of dollars more. The proposal came as a shock to organizers of Schenectady Landlords Influencing Change, a new landlord organization that has been lobbying for changes to ...


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tonijean613
January 22, 2013
8:01 a.m.

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Mr Erikson is wrong- the professionals he is referring to who prefer to live outside the city has less to do with the quality of available apartments, but more to do with the impression of crime and rif raf of people in certain areas and the exterior appearance of residential areas. The City needs to give 2-3 family residential properties a financial incentive and/or grant to improve their homes without risk of it triggering a tax increase. Give people money or a tax break to improve Windows, roofs, porches, steps, siding.

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