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Many new laws take effect Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS | Dozens of Indiana state laws take effect Tuesday. Here are some of the new laws that may directly affect area residents:

June 28, 2014 10:30 pm

Senate limits rental inspections, Lake tourism oversight

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate acted on 70 legislative proposals Tuesday, the final day for senators to approve or reject plans that previously were passed by the Republican-controlled House.

March 04, 2014 2:28 pm

Lawmakers ignore McDermott pleas to save rental registration program

INDIANAPOLIS | Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. ran into a stone wall of indifference Wednesday before an Indiana Senate committee, as he fought to save his city's rental property registration and inspection program.

February 26, 2014 4:18 pm

I subdivide homes but follow city law carefully

When several people perished at the hands of a house fire on Sibley Street in Hammond, Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. took this tragedy as an opportunity to call landlords who rent out subdivided housing as a cancer to the city.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am

House votes to limit municipal rental inspections

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.

February 03, 2014 7:45 pm

Landlords may get to hire their own property inspectors

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.

January 28, 2014 6:45 pm Related


Fatal Hammond fire shapes debate on rental inspections

INDIANAPOLIS | The three children killed this month in a Hammond house fire weighed heavily on Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. on Tuesday as he urged a legislative panel not to limit the ability of local governments to inspect rental properties.

January 21, 2014 5:44 pm Related


Landlords, cities clash again on rental registration, inspection requirements

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.

September 25, 2013 8:30 pm Related

House panel OKs ban on new rental registration

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.

February 19, 2013 3:03 pm

Lawmaker seeks to prohibit rental registrations, inspections, fees

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.

February 05, 2013 5:45 pm Related


Family-Friendly Rentals

Family-Friendly Rentals


April 18, 2012 11:25 am
Hammond landlords held responsible for problem tenants

Hammond landlords held responsible for problem tenants

HAMMOND | Four men were arrested Friday morning after police SWAT officers reported finding illegal drugs and guns — including an AK-47 rifle — inside their rented Hessville house.

April 13, 2012 7:00 pm Photos


Councilman attempts to change Hammond landlord law

HAMMOND | City Councilman Mike Opinker proposed an ordinance at this week's council meeting that would prevent Hammond landlords from blaming college students for unsafe conditions in rental units.

March 18, 2011 12:00 am
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