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ON THIS PAGE:
01-28-2008:  The Council passes rental inspection program.

07-01-2008:  Rental Inspection Program goes into affect

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01-28-2008:  Rental Inspection Program discussed.
    
The City council discussed in a workshop and voted on the Rental Inspection Program at this meeting.  Here is the pre-Agenda online (PDF) and the post meeting Minutes online (PDF).  I will display more details when they come out.    I admit that this one passed me.  I will be attending workshops as much as I can also.   By the way, where are all of you at anyway?  You should be attending these meetings also.

 

IT PASSES: 3:2

FOR:

Councilman Dean Ueckert

Councilman Greg Tierney

Councilman David Thornhill

AGAINST:

Councilman Lathan Watts

Councilman Rudy Durham

 

From what I know at this point, this is a good thing.  I think it will help renters have a better standard for rental properties in Lewisville.  It will also keep the slum lords in check.  I think we have way too many rental properties in Lewisville with nearly ten times more than our sister cities of Flower Mound and Highland Village.  Besides, maybe they can make single family homes actually single family homes.  Apartment complexes keep track of who lives in their apartments.  It seems only fair.  This is not exactly the Farmers Branch Renters registration program but it could be used to help curtail the amount of illegal aliens that can fit into a single family dwelling.
    Again, I ask where is a candidate that will vote for Americans and actual Citizens of the Country.  I am referring to the Day Labor Site that the Council voted for which was to benefit illegal aliens.  Please run for Council.

 

That's how I see it.

John Gorena

 


07-01-2008:  Inspection program starts July 1, 2007 for single-family rent houses
 

I started this page months ago and am publishing it now.  Nope, the Council still has not stated that they want to enforce the laws of this Country - not publicly anyway.  I ran for council at the last minute because no one else would go up against this "help the illegal alien" paradigm.  Apparently from the press release below, they are not going to check on the number of occupants either.  I say, "Phooey!"

 

Here is press release.
Lewisville City Council recently passed an ordinance establishing a Single Family Rental Inspection Program that will become effective July 1. The program will encompass basic inspections of existing single family homes.  No fee or registration for the program is currently required.

An inspection is triggered when the city receives notification by the owner/future tenant, the tenant/owner requests transfer of water services, or the city receives a complaint. Once the city is notified, an inspection of the property will be scheduled with the owner/tenant. Unless major life safety issues are found, a temporary Certificate of Occupancy will be issued even if other minor violations are found; that is, occupants can move in while minor violations are being resolved.

Areas covered under the inspection include:
- Electrical Hazards (exposed conductors, electrical service panels)
- Existing Plumbing (visible leaks, fixtures)
- Interior Structure Conditions (walls, ceiling)
- Smoke Detectors (located in required areas)
- Foundation Conditions (cracks/breaks)
- Stairs, Hand/Guardrail Condition
- Roof/Gutter Condition (watertight & secure)
- Exterior Surfaces (rotted, unpainted materials)
- Exits From Home (including operable bedroom windows)
- Chimney Conditions
- Heating Equipment (water heater/furnace)
- A/C Equipment Condition
- Infestation (roaches, rodents, etc.)
- Garbage & Debris (inside and outside)
- Accessory Buildings (structural condition)
- Fence Condition (rotted, upright position)
- Driveway/Sidewalk Hazards (cracks, breaks)
- Address Posted

The owner/tenant will have 10-30 days to resolve listed repairs (time limit based on complexity of repairs needed).

The Building Inspection Division will be responsible for managing this program. Applications for Single-Family Rental Certificate of Occupancy can be obtained at Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church Street, or at
www.cityoflewisville.com . For more information, please contact the City of Lewisville Building Inspection Division at 972.219.3470.  Media contact: Building Official Cleve Joiner, 972.219.3471.

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