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Rental Property

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

Limits on rental property inspections headed to governor

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.

March 11, 2014 5:30 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

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


Council to consider plans giving Cal City greater control over rental properties

CALUMET CITY | Alderman Thaddeus Jones wants the City Council to back him in creating a program in which the city could have greater control over rental properties.

August 15, 2013 10:13 pm

Munster amends water ordinance

MUNSTER| The Town Council has taken the municipality out of the rental property eviction equation with an amendment to the water billing policies.

July 15, 2012 6:45 pm

Cal City Council OKs ordinance changes

CALUMET CITY | The City Council gave its approval Thursday to changes in several city ordinances on issues ranging from keeping rental properties free of crime to restrictions on solicitors.

July 28, 2011 9:19 pm

Ind. Supreme Court OKs Ogden Dunes ban on short-term home rentals

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court has affirmed the authority of Ogden Dunes to prohibit short-term rentals of single-family homes.

June 29, 2011 5:30 pm

Federal court rules against Hammond's rental ordinance

HAMMOND | A federal court has stopped the city of Hammond from enforcing part of an ordinance that charges out-of-state landlords more money to register their rental properties than Hammond-based landlords.

June 21, 2011 6:30 pm

Valpo rental registration plan is overreaching and intrusive

While there is no doubt there are rental properties in Valparaiso in need of repair and renovation, the proposed registration and inspection ordinance is overreaching, intrusive and, if enforced, expensive to taxpayers.

April 06, 2011 12:00 am
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