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Last updated 5:29PM ET
March 18, 2018
WFCR Local News
WFCR Local News
Landlords May Need License to Rent in Springfield
(wfcr) - Springfield, Massachusetts is considering a proposal that would require landlords to get a city license in order to rent property. City councilor Timothy Rooke, a sponsor of the proposal says something needs to be done to handle irresponsible landlords in the city.

In other cities, Rooke says landlords caught with illegal drugs or guns automatically lose their housing vouchers. He says Springfield needs city inspections in order to enforce those laws. Some landlords have voiced concerns about the city adding more bureaucratic red tape saying that the city already has housing codes in place, but Rooke says that shouldn't be a problem for responsible landlords.
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