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Nuisance Abatement

Nuisance Abatement

Issue Overview

Thousands of local governments across the United States have implemented laws intended to curtail problematic properties. Nuisance abatement laws levy penalties on housing providers when their properties require a significant amount of police or other emergency services. In a similar fashion, crime-free housing laws hold apartment owners responsible for the behavior of their residents.

As an Owner or Operator, How Does this Affect My Business?

Penalties imposed on a property owner or operator who does not remedy violations may include significant fines, forfeiture of business or rental licenses, or mandate the closure of the property. These punishments are used by the municipality to compel compliance from the apartment owner or operator.