City of Sanford Florida is considering putting major burdens on property owners

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Real Estate Agent with Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. BK627826

This post is an update of a similar blog post I wrote a couple of weeks ago.

The City of Sanford is strongly considering putting some major cumbersome burdens on property owners.  Some of the proposals include new stringent property codes, registration of all rental properties, designating a local resident as an agent for out of town owners, new rental property business taxes, registration of all vacant and foreclosure properties, and new code enforcement fines and penalties.  Not pretty stuff.

  

And all this is on the table at a time when the economy is already in trouble, and the Central Florida real estate market is hurting badly.  What the heck why not throw even more burdens on the backs of struggling property owners???

Sanford is having a public hearing to address these proposals on Thursday, 1/29/09 at 7:00 p.m. at City Hall.  If you have rental properties, live in, or do business in Sanford, it is important that you attend this meeting in order to find out what the Sanford City Commission has in store for you.

More info about this hearing is on the City of Sanford website. 

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Diane Aurit
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It is so important to be involved in your local politics for just this reason.  Hopefully the meeting was well attended!

Jan 27, 2009 02:41 AM #1
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Charles Fischer
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Rob:

Thanks for the update.  We dealt with a similar situation here in Brevard County in the city of Cocoa.  The intent was good, but I still question the process.  They have added a new level of bureaucracy, created more work and to this point have made no noticeable impact.  We need to continue to educate our city officials and help them to understand the potential negative affects of these added regulations.  Several of the reasons cited for the new legislation could have been more effectively achieved by enforcing codes already on the books.  I want the cities I own property in to be as attractive and safe as any homeowner, it just makes sense.  However, many of these ordinances make it to law without any input for landlords and investors.  That to me is a big mistake.  If I can help please let me know.

 

Charles

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