Erie’s rental inspection program could be undergoing some major changes.
City council members gathered Thursday night to meet with an auditor to see what changes can be made. The possible changes are prompted by a pending lawsuit filed by local landlords years ago over the program. Under the rental inspection program, landlords with rental properties are required to register their units every year with a fee of $40 per unit. Those fees get higher depending on when they are paid. “It’s suppose to be revenue neutral, but yet today you heard the only thing they could find is were at least 300,000 out of whack… to the negative,” said Councilman Cas Kwitowski. “And I think going forward it seems like the administration has already done the things necessary to correct some of that that.” City council will be having another meeting with code enforcement to discuss the program’s possible changes.