Raising the Bar: Linking Landlord Incentives and Regulation through Rental Licensing – A Short Guide for Local Officials

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The responsibility for making sure that landlords maintain and manage their properties well falls to the municipality, which has the authority to enforce codes and take a variety of other actions under the legal powers they have to regulate property. The way in which municipalities do so can be called the regulatory framework.

The guide is divided into three major areas- getting the most out of a licensing system, improving the quality of rental management, and offering incentives to responsible landlords.