The City Council tonight will consider a violation-based rental registry for west Greenville and the Tar River-university neighborhood that would give “strikes” to irresponsible landlords.
After two or more housing code violations, properties will be subject to inspection. If a landlords get three strikes, or their property ranks in the top 10 percent of Greenville sites for crime and disorder, they must receive a permit to continue to lease homes, according to early proposals of the plan.
The program is the brainchild of District 3 City Councilwoman Marion Blackburn, who since being elected to the board in 2010 has asked staff to start with single-family homes and create a list of achievable steps to form a registry in Greenville.
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