Not for rent: Homeowners battle Minn....

Not for rent: Homeowners battle Minn. city’s restrictions on rental property

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Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#1 Dec 27, 2013
""The importance of the case is the city's ability to impose appropriate licensing standards for the betterment of the community," said George Hoff, who represented the city before the appellate court."

What a load of crap. How about enforcing the existing parking laws, reining in the "anti-social" behavior, enforcing existing housing codes? All for the "betterment" of the community, Instead, government wants to pick and choose who can rent their property.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/12/27/no...

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Dec 27, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
""The importance of the case is the city's ability to impose appropriate licensing standards for the betterment of the community," said George Hoff, who represented the city before the appellate court."
What a load of crap. How about enforcing the existing parking laws, reining in the "anti-social" behavior, enforcing existing housing codes? All for the "betterment" of the community, Instead, government wants to pick and choose who can rent their property.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/12/27/no...
Maybe it is due to the idea that homeowners that live in the homes tend to take better care of the property than renters do. And the idea that there is less crime in areas that are mainly owner occupied.
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Heck, even the complex I live in has a 3% renters limit. Meaning only 3% of the units in the complex can be rented out. The rest has to be owner occupied.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#3 Dec 27, 2013
Sangelia wrote:
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Maybe it is due to the idea that homeowners that live in the homes tend to take better care of the property than renters do. And the idea that there is less crime in areas that are mainly owner occupied.
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Heck, even the complex I live in has a 3% renters limit. Meaning only 3% of the units in the complex can be rented out. The rest has to be owner occupied.
Presumably you live in a private complex governed by a HOA?
While I agree there should be some regulation, in this case, it seems the city is just playing politics and possibly being pressured by the school who loses out on student housing income if there are too many private rental properties. In smaller towns, the rentals by students make up a large piece of annual income for the residents. This seems to be no different than the city choosing which homeowners can rent out their lawns for parking during the State Fair.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Dec 27, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
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Presumably you live in a private complex governed by a HOA?
While I agree there should be some regulation, in this case, it seems the city is just playing politics and possibly being pressured by the school who loses out on student housing income if there are too many private rental properties. In smaller towns, the rentals by students make up a large piece of annual income for the residents. This seems to be no different than the city choosing which homeowners can rent out their lawns for parking during the State Fair.
Even those who live with HoA's still have to abide by city rulings. Even though in many cases, those living in a HoA controlled area are in their own way a mini community. And those have a much tougher set of bylaws than city, county, & state do for the various statutes.
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Thing is, some HoA's try to violate the Fair Housing Act by trying to discriminate on who can live there or not. As well as who can be on the property.
Sussarc

Englewood, CO

#5 Dec 27, 2013
Sangelia wrote:
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Even those who live with HoA's still have to abide by city rulings. Even though in many cases, those living in a HoA controlled area are in their own way a mini community. And those have a much tougher set of bylaws than city, county, & state do for the various statutes.
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Thing is, some HoA's try to violate the Fair Housing Act by trying to discriminate on who can live there or not. As well as who can be on the property.
Are you still having sex with CRASSUS?

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