Cities fighting bill that guts local oversight of landlords

 

By Jerod MacDonald-Evoy | Arizona Mirror

A bill that would gut local oversight of landlord-tenant issues continues to advance at the state Capitol, despite objections from local governments.

House Bill 2115 states that “regulation of the rights, obligations and remedies of landlords and tenants is a matter of statewide concern” and not subject “to further regulation by a county, city town or other political subdivision of this state.”

Currently, many towns and cities have their own regulations for landlord-tenant issues.

The bill was recently amended to grandfather in ordinances and codes passed by cities and towns prior to Dec. 31, 2018, but the change hasn’t mollified cities and towns.

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