Manchester’s Proposed Rental Housing Code Put on Hold

Manchester’s proposed new ordinance on rental housing has been put on hold.

The Manchester City Council decided Monday night to wait with passing the Rental Housing Code so improvements can be made and more public input can be gathered.

The Rental Housing Code would have required rental properties to be registered and meet minimum requirements, with landlords conducting self-inspections.

But a public input meeting hosted by the City last week brought lots of opinions from Manchester’s landlords. A number of property owners have requested the opportunity to work with City staff to review the code and provide suggestions to make it better. At Monday night’s meeting, one tenant and several others from the community also volunteered to give input.

The City will aim to bring back a new Rental Housing Code for approval in a couple months.