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City of Omaha sued by landlord group trying to block rental registry, inspection program

Posted: 10:24 PM, Oct 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 23:24:54-04
City to inspect Yale Park Apartments

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Metropolitan Omaha Property Owners Association has filed a lawsuit against the City of Omaha seeking to keep the city's rental registration and inspections program from taking effect in early 2020.

Back in April, the City Council narrowly approved the ordinance requiring landlords to register their properties with the city.

With the inspection program, properties would be inspected every ten years.

Properties that fail inspections would be inspected every year.

The city worked with landlords, tenants and other local organizations to create the ordinance after city city inspectors found dangerous living conditions at the Yale Park Apartments in 2018.