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    Sec. 11-165. Notification by Owners of Dwelling Units to Locality.

     

    Sec. 11-165. Notification by owners of dwelling units to locality.
     
    (a) On or before January 1 of each year, and within sixty (60) days of the transfer of ownership or a change in the managing agent of any residential rental dwelling unit, the owner or managing agent of any residential rental dwelling unit, or a duly authorized representative acting on behalf of the owner or managing agent, shall notify the inspections division in writing, of any residential dwelling units that they own or manage in any of the city’s designated rental inspection districts. The inspections division is authorized to develop a form for such purposes. No fee shall be charged for the notification required pursuant to this section.
     
    (b) No owner, managing agent, or other person in control of any residential rental dwelling unit located in the areas covered by this division shall continue to make such property available after January 1 of each year as a residential rental dwelling unit until they have notified the inspections division in writing of their ownership or management of such residential rental dwelling unit. The owner or managing agent, or a duly authorized representative acting on behalf of the owner or managing agent, shall certify on a renewal form provided by the building maintenance official that he/she has been made aware of the minimum habitable standards as outlined in part iii of the Virginia uniform statewide building code, maintenance of existing structures and that the residential rental dwelling unit to be rented meets these standards and is in compliance with these provisions and all other applicable codes, standards and ordinances.
     
    (c) The inspections division shall furnish the owner or managing agent, or a duly authorized representative acting on behalf of the owner or managing agent, with information forms requesting certain information regarding residential rental dwelling units. The owner or managing agent, or a duly authorized representative acting on behalf of the owner or managing agent, shall complete such forms and return them to the inspections division within the designated time period.
     
    (d) Any owner or managing agent of a residential rental dwelling unit or duly authorized representative acting on behalf of the owner or managing agent who fails to comply with the notice requirements of this section or who provides false or misleading information after having been provided with personal or written notice of the notification requirements shall be liable for a civil penalty of up to fifty dollars ($50.00). For purposes of this section, notice sent by the inspections division, by regular first class mail to the last known address of the current owner as shown on the current real estate tax assessment books or current real estate tax assessment records shall be deemed compliance with this requirement. (Ord. of 10-28-03, O-03-177, eff. 10-1-03; Ord. No. O-05-032, 3-8-05)
     
    Last updated date: 10/23/2006 4:15:21 PM