The City of Saint Paul is looking to follow St. Louis Park and Plymouth as it debates a new rental training ordinance today. The ordinance would require that all new landlords attend a class every 2 years in order to obtain a rental license. The training would focus on creating crime-free properties by teaching police procedures and finding city of Saint Paul Real Estate resources. It would also teach new landlords how to recognize and deter criminal activity and the rights and responsibilities of being St. Paul landlord.
I expect the city to approve this measure as it will help the neighborhoods and police clean up poorly run rental properties. Strong, well trained landlords are the key to safe and healthy rentals. When crime and drugs operate out of rental property, neighborhoods suffer. Even the investment property owner suffers with the decline in property values, property damage, civil penalties, and lost income.
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