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01-28-2008: The Council passes
rental inspection program.
07-01-2008: Rental Inspection
Program goes into affect
Voting Poll: Vote your opinion
01-28-2008: Rental Inspection
The City council discussed in a workshop and voted
on the Rental Inspection Program at this meeting.
Here is the pre-Agenda online (PDF) and the
post meeting Minutes online (PDF). I will display more
details when they come out. I admit that this one
passed me. I will be attending workshops as much as I can
also. By the way, where are all of you at anyway? You
should be attending these meetings also.
IT PASSES: 3:2
Councilman Dean Ueckert
Councilman Greg Tierney
Councilman David Thornhill
Councilman Lathan Watts
Councilman Rudy Durham
From what I know at this point, this is a good thing.
I think it will help renters have a better standard for rental
properties in Lewisville. It will also keep the slum lords in
check. I think we have way too many rental properties in
Lewisville with nearly ten times more than our sister cities of
Flower Mound and Highland Village. Besides, maybe they can
make single family homes actually single family homes.
Apartment complexes keep track of who lives in their apartments.
It seems only fair. This is not exactly the Farmers Branch
Renters registration program but it could be used to help curtail
the amount of illegal aliens that can fit into a single family
Again, I ask where is a candidate that will vote for Americans and
actual Citizens of the Country. I am referring to the
Day Labor Site that the Council voted for which was to benefit
illegal aliens. Please run for Council.
That's how I
07-01-2008: Inspection program
starts July 1, 2007 for single-family rent houses
I started this page months ago and am publishing it now.
Nope, the Council still has not stated that they want to enforce the
laws of this Country - not publicly anyway. I ran for council
at the last minute because no one else would go up against this
"help the illegal alien" paradigm. Apparently from the press
release below, they are not going to check on the number of
occupants either. I say, "Phooey!"
Here is press release.
Lewisville City Council recently passed an
ordinance establishing a Single Family Rental Inspection Program
that will become effective July 1. The program will encompass basic
inspections of existing single family homes. No fee or
registration for the program is currently required.
An inspection is triggered when the city receives notification by
the owner/future tenant, the tenant/owner requests transfer of water
services, or the city receives a complaint. Once the city is
notified, an inspection of the property will be scheduled with the
owner/tenant. Unless major life safety issues are found, a temporary
Certificate of Occupancy will be issued even if other minor
violations are found; that is, occupants can move in while minor
violations are being resolved.
Areas covered under the inspection include:
- Electrical Hazards (exposed conductors, electrical service panels)
- Existing Plumbing (visible leaks, fixtures)
- Interior Structure Conditions (walls, ceiling)
- Smoke Detectors (located in required areas)
- Foundation Conditions (cracks/breaks)
- Stairs, Hand/Guardrail Condition
- Roof/Gutter Condition (watertight & secure)
- Exterior Surfaces (rotted, unpainted materials)
- Exits From Home (including operable bedroom windows)
- Chimney Conditions
- Heating Equipment (water heater/furnace)
- A/C Equipment Condition
- Infestation (roaches, rodents, etc.)
- Garbage & Debris (inside and outside)
- Accessory Buildings (structural condition)
- Fence Condition (rotted, upright position)
- Driveway/Sidewalk Hazards (cracks, breaks)
- Address Posted
The owner/tenant will have 10-30 days to resolve listed repairs
(time limit based on complexity of repairs needed).
The Building Inspection Division will be responsible for managing
this program. Applications for Single-Family Rental Certificate of
Occupancy can be obtained at Lewisville City Hall, 151 W. Church
Street, or at
. For more information, please contact the City of Lewisville
Building Inspection Division at 972.219.3470. Media contact:
Building Official Cleve Joiner, 972.219.3471.