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INDIANAPOLIS | Cities and towns across Indiana, including several region communities, are one signature away from losing their ability to vigorously regulate rental properties within their borders.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana House voted 67-28 Monday to limit the ability of cities and towns to regulate rental properties in their communities.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee gave the go-ahead Tuesday for a revised plan allowing rental property owners to exempt their units from inspection by local government officials.
INDIANAPOLIS | Seven months after state lawmakers imposed a temporary moratorium on new apartment registration or inspection ordinances and fees, landlords and cities appear no closer to agreeing how best to promote renter safety and minimize costs.
GRIFFITH | Say the words The Mansards and for many, a host of images of violent crime and low-income housing come to mind.
INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to eliminate municipal apartment inspection and registration requirements was changed Tuesday by a House committee into a one-year moratorium on new inspection and registration ordinances.
INDIANAPOLIS | Merrillville's plan to subsidize its police department with registration fees charged to apartment owners has prompted a central Indiana lawmaker to propose a statewide ban on all municipal apartment registration and inspection requirements.
Jim Callahan performs an apartment inspection on a building in Hammond. No major problems were found in this building.
Kelly Kearney, left, and Matt Saliga perform an apartment inspection on a building in Hammond. No major problems were found in this building.
Matt Saliga, left, and Kelly Kearney perform an apartment inspection on a building in Hammond. No major problems were found in this building.
MERRILLVILLE | Police Chief Joseph Petruch said he would be happy with any support his department could receive from funds collected through the town's new residential rental registration fee.
HIGHLAND | The Town Council has introduced an ordinance revision to allow the sale of alcohol for special events at the Lincoln Community Center.
MERRILLVILLE | Landlords have started to register their residential rental units in town and pay the annual $100 registration fee for each unit.
FORT WAYNE | A federal court judge on Tuesday declared part of a Hammond ordinance unconstitutional because it required landlords who live outside the city to pay a higher rental registration fee than landlords who live within city limits, court records show.
MERRILLVILLE | An ordinance that would charge an annual registration fee for each residential rental unit in town cleared a hurdle Tuesday night, but the decision attracted plenty of opposition.
MERRILLVILLE | The Plan Commission granted final subdivision approval for the proposed Merrillville Stormwater Utility center, but some commission members expressed concerns about parking at the location.
MERRILLVILLE | Town leaders have proposed an ordinance they say will mandate adequate living standards in Merrillville's residential rental units.
HAMMOND | The Indiana Apartment Association and Hammond have reached an agreement in principle to settle the association's civil lawsuit, federal court records state.
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