DENVER (CBS4)– The Denver City Council passed the “Healthy Residential Rentals For All” on Monday night. The ordinance requires all Denver landlords to hold long-term rental licenses for each of their properties.
The licenses should take a couple of years to phase-in. The licenses will help protect tenants and help the city keep tabs on landlords.READ MORE: With Face Masks No Longer Mandated For Those Who Are Vaccinated, Business Owners Navigate Uncertainty
The application fee is $50 and inspection fees range from $50 to $500 depending on how many rentals someone owns.READ MORE: COVID In Colorado: Governor's Office Lifts Face Mask Mandate For Those Who Are Vaccinated
“The fees must be reasonable. This isn’t a tax that we’re assessing on property owners, it’s a fee,” said Denver City Council President Stacie Gilmore.MORE NEWS: COVID In Colorado: Excitement Builds As Children Ages 12-15 Begin To Get Pfizer Vaccine
Before receiving a license, landlords must have their properties examined by certified inspectors.