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File #: 58883    Version: 1 Name: Clarifying credit check fees practices
Type: Ordinance Status: Held in Committee
File created: 12/27/2019 In control: LANDLORD AND TENANT ISSUES COMMITTEE
On agenda: 1/7/2020 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Amend 32.18(3)(a)20. of the Madison General Ordinances relating to clarifying credit check fees practices under the Best Practices Certification Program.
Sponsors: Sally Rohrer

Fiscal Note

No City appropriation required.

Title

Amend 32.18(3)(a)20. of the Madison General Ordinances relating to clarifying credit check fees practices under the Best Practices Certification Program.

Body

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This amendment to the Best Practices Program was prompted by changes in 2017 Wisconsin Act 317.  The Act permits additional nonrefundable credit check fees for nonresident tenants.  This proposal is intended to clarify that such fees are not permitted to be charged by landlords certified under the Best Practices Program.

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

 

                     Paragraph 20. of Subdivision (a) entitled “Best Practices” of Subsection (3) of Section 32.18 entitled “Landlord and Tenant Best Practices Certification Program” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

 

“20.                     A landlord shall not charge a prospective rental applicant a nonrefundable credit check fee, including additional nonrefundable credit check fees for nonresident prospective rental applicants.”