By Jennifer McRae

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.

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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.

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The application fee is $50 and inspection fees range from $50 to $500 depending on how many rentals someone owns.

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“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.

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Before receiving a license, landlords must have their properties examined by certified inspectors.

Jennifer McRae