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Proposed Harford bill would hold rental property owners accountable
Proposed Harford bill would hold rental property owners accountable

Harford County Councilman Dion Guthrie introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow the county to inspect rental properties and require more accountability from property owners. The legislation would let the county inspect rental properties and require property owners to file contact information for the owner, a description of the rental property and a designated owner agent for receiving information from the county. If an inspection found a property to be unsafe or unlawful, owners or tenants would have 45 days to bring a property into compliance. The county would be required to give owners and tenants written notice of the inspection plan, including information on a public hearing...

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