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West Lafayette rental inspections pass first step

West Lafayette's rental housing inspection is moving on to the next step.

Posted: Jun 3, 2019 10:42 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — West Lafayette's rental housing inspection is moving on to the next step.

That's due to new language making it legal to charge money for the inspections.

The ordinance passed the first reading at Monday's city council meeting.

It will next go to the second reading in July.

As we have been reporting it was in jeopardy since the state supreme court ruled fees for landlords were too high.

West Lafayette Mayor John Dennis said the inspections will go off without a hitch.

"We don't want our student residents to come into our city and get hurt or live in an unsafe property or over occupy a property where it has an adverse impact on the neighborhoods where they reside," said Mayor Dennis.

The inspection prices are based on the square footage of the property and how many people are living in the property.

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