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Re: Tenant's Bill of Rights

Posted by Becky Walters on July 21, 1996 at 09:53:09:

In Reply to: Tenant's Bill of Rights posted by Sam Robinson on June 11, 1996 at 22:06:35:

: I've been speaking to Milpitas CA city council, and just finished
: speaking with the mayor. I gave him what I'm calling the tenants
: bill of rights and asked the city to adopt it. He asked if I knew
: of any other citys that have adopted anything similar. Does anyone
: know?

: Tenant's Bill of Rights
: May 11, 1996

I know of no such Tenants Bill of Rights in Altamonte Springs,
Florida; where I live. It sounds like a great idea! Do I have your
permission to use your document to talk with our city council?

Thank you!

Becky Walters

: 1. Landlords, property management companies and on-site managers constitute a professional
: group that is regulated by law. Persons engaging in this business are assumed to be knowledgeable
: regarding these areas of the law. Therefore all such persons will be licensed by the city at a nomi-
: nal fee. A first violation will receive a written warning, a second violation is a fine of $500.00, the
: third violation revokes the license of the offender. This means that if an on-site manager or prop-
: erty manager is carrying out an unlawful policy, even if the policy is ordered by the landlord, then
: the property manager and/or on-site manager are also liable under the law. It is unlawful to work
: as a landlord, property manager or on-site manager without a current license.
: 2. A listing of tenant's rights under the law is to be posted in a conspicuous place on the grounds
: of the apartments. A copy is to be provided to all new/existing tenants. (Failure to provide this
: constitutes a violation of 1. above.)
: The name and street address of the owner

: Methods for serving notice of changes in the contract

: Warranty of implied habitability

: Repair and deduct remedies

: Rent withholding

: Tenant's Unions

: Rent strikes

: Related government agencies

: Protection from landlord retaliation
: 3. Rent Control based on Santa Monica's, modified to except units constructed after 1996. The
: rent formula is established at 1995 levels.

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