Fines await landlords for failing to comply with inspection program

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Fines await landlords for failing to comply with inspection program

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Rental units make up about 42 percent of housing in West Carrollton, but accounted for about 65 percent of all code violations between 2012-15, city records show. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

Dozens of West Carrollton landlords face penalties for failing to register for the city’s rental inspection program.

Forty-six owners of West Carrollton property owners have been sent second notices for not signing up for the program, according to the city.

The city plans on accessing $150 penalties to those 46 who did not respond to the city’s initial notice for failing to register by the June 30 deadline, said Carl Enterman, West Carrollton’s chief code enforcement officer.

The city adopted the rental inspection program late last year as a way of maintaining and boosting housing stock.

West Carrollton has about 2,500 rental units across the city that makes up nearly 42 percent of its housing. From 2012 to 2015, 65 percent of all local code violations came from rental properties, according to the city.

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