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Representative Chris Ward (R-Brighton) has introduced a bill to the Michigan House that would limit the ability of cities to conduct housing inspections. Currently, rental housing must be inspected for safety violations every two years; House Bill 4473 (2005) would require inspections at least every five years, and no more frequently than once every three.
Additionally, the bill would,
Several Michigan cities and local newspapers have come out against the bill, which is seen as good for landlords and bad for renters. Ann Arbor City Councilmember Leigh Greden says that he has drafted a Council resolution against the bill, and is in the process of lining up co-sponsors.
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