Please note: this meeting has been deferred.
Meeting Name: Committee on Housing and Buildings Agenda status: Deferred
Meeting date/time: 6/11/2019 Deferred Minutes status: Deferred  
Meeting location: Council Chambers - City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Not available  
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Int 1423-2019 *Keith Powers  Proposed Int. No. 1423-ALimiting the fees charged in a rental real estate transaction.IntroductionThis bill would limit the fees that individuals can collect in a rental real estate transaction. Individuals would be prevented from collecting fees from prospective tenants that are above the value of one month’s rent.   Action details Not available
Int 1424-2019 *Keith Powers   Limiting rental security deposits to one month of rent.IntroductionThis bill would limit the amount that individuals, corporations, or entities can collect as a security deposit in a rental real estate transaction to the value of one month’s rent.   Action details Not available
Int 1431-2019 *Carlina Rivera   Requiring the return of security deposits within 14 days of the end of a lease.IntroductionThis bill would require commercial or residential landlords to return security deposits, less any lawful deductions, to the tenant within 14 days of the end of the lease.   Action details Not available
Int 1432-2019 *Carlina Rivera   Transparency in residential rental application fees.IntroductionThis bill would require apartment brokers to disclose an itemized explanation of how any application fee collected as part of applying for an apartment will be spent. Any person who collected such an application fee without making the required disclosure would be subject to a civil penalty of $150.   Action details Not available
Int 1433-2019 *Carlina Rivera   Providing tenants the option of paying a security deposit in six equal monthly installments.IntroductionFor residential tenancies that are six months or longer, this bill would provide tenants the option of paying a security deposit in six, equal, consecutive monthly installments added to the first six rental payments, respectively. Tenants with a shorter term tenancy of less than six months would be permitted the option of paying equal, consecutive monthly installments provided that the number of installments match the number of months of the tenancy. This bill could alleviate hardships associated with the requirement to pay a security deposit in one lump sum.   Action details Not available
Int 1499-2019 *Carlina Rivera   Provision of tenant screening reports.IntroductionThis legislation would prohibit any individual from charging a prospective tenant a fee in order to obtain a tenant screening report when the individual knows the unit is not or will not be vacant for such prospective tenant to lease. This bill would also require such individual to provide an applicant with the tenant screening report as long as the required fee has been paid, regardless of whether or not a lease has been signed. This legislation would also require the Department of Consumer Affairs to conduct a feasibility study on whether the city could establish its own tenant screening report system.   Action details Not available