The City of Manchester may soon be keeping a closer eye on the town’s rental properties.
The City Council is looking at adopting a rental housing code, which means rental properties will need to meet minimum requirements. It also allows for inspections. City Manager Tim Vick explains:
There are several hundred rental properties in Manchester, with over 70 landlords. If the proposed rental housing code is approved, the landlords will need to register their properties by January 1st and conduct a self-inspection.
Vick says the City will inspect the property if there’s a valid complaint, and then they’ll work with the landlord and tenant to address it.
Everything will be discussed in detail tonight at a public meeting hosted by the City.
Tonight’s Rental Housing Code meeting starts at 6 pm at the Manchester Fire Station.