The following announcement is from Stan Laverman, Iowa City Senior Housing Inspector: Housing Inspection Update, Self-Certification Option In March 2020 Iowa City Housing Inspections suspended the systematic interior inspection of occupied rental properties as one of the responses to COVID19. This was done to protect everyone from the inspector to the property manager, maintenance … [Read more...]
Can You Say “NO” to Someone Who Receives Section 8?
(NOTE: There may have been changes or updates to legislation or rules within the individual cities regarding accepting Housing Choice Vouchers. When this article was written, these were the rules in place.) As a landlord or property manager in the Iowa City area, do you have to accept Housing Choice Vouchers? Well, that does depend on where your property is located. If your rental unit is in … [Read more...]
Building Ordinance Insurance Coverage
Whenever your multi-family buildings were built, they were built according to the building codes of that time and may not be compliant to current codes depending on the frequency and nature of changes in ordinances or laws. If your building suffers a loss or damage, it may be required to comply with current codes and ordinances in its reconstruction. Basic insurance policies may not cover the … [Read more...]