Scotia rental registry close to fruition

Kastberg said that a recent survey of the village found 64 rental properties in need of some obvious upkeep and improvements. Benny said that right now the board is fine-tuning details of the bill that would affect these 64 properties.

"It is about working together as a community. Most property owners want to comply but for those who live outside the area, we want to make sure they are held accountable for property that they are benefiting from financially," said Benny.

Benny also said it is a law that helps everyone in the area of the rental property.

"If you go to buy a house and you see a rental close by that is unkempt then that seller may lose out. This is a step in the right direction to protect our homeowners," said Benny. ""

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