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File #: 62706    Version: 1 Name: Rent Abatement Updates
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/16/2020 In control: Attorney's Office
On agenda: 12/1/2020 Final action: 12/1/2020
Enactment date: 3/14/2021 Enactment #: ORD-20-00115
Title: Amending Section 32.04 of the Madison General Ordinances relating to adding additional Rent Impairing Violations to the Rent Abatement Ordinance.
Sponsors: Max Prestigiacomo, Michael E. Verveer
Attachments: 1. 62706 Body.pdf

Fiscal Note

No City appropriation required.

Title

Amending Section 32.04 of the Madison General Ordinances relating to adding additional Rent Impairing Violations to the Rent Abatement Ordinance.

Body

DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS:  This proposal makes additions to the Schedule of Rent Impairing Violations contained in Sec. 32.04(4) of the Madison General Ordinances.  Under this proposal, a tenant may abate rent for uncorrected violations for failure to abate lead paint on the exterior and in the interior of a rental unit.  Failure to correct a health nuisance caused by mold on interior surfaces and failure to install carbon monoxide detectors is made subject to abatement.  Finally, the maximum total abatement authorized under this ordinance is increased to 100% where the premises have been vacated pursuant to an order of the Director of the Building Inspection Division

 

Pursuant to Sec. 32.04(13) of the current Madison General Ordinances, these amendments shall be effective and apply to all orders written by the Building Inspection Division 90 days after publication.

 

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

 

                     Please see "#62706 Body" in Attachments.