Entries by Marcie Doty

Property managers get tips on spotting possible meth cookers

Courier and Press April 20, 2011 EVANSVILLE — In a Tuesday night presentation, Evansville Police Detective Mike Gray taught a group of rental property owners and managers how to spot a meth lab. Any signs such as expended blister packs of cold medicine, opened cold packs or shredded batteries would warrant a call to the […]

City Moving Forward With Landlord Registry

WEHT News 25   April 11, 2011 EVANSVILLE The city of Evansville is looking to improve its relationship with area landlords and help crack down on blighted properties. Evansville City council voted to start the voluntary rental registry to identify landlords and property managers who are in compliance with city code and those who are not. […]

City, Landlords hope registry will ease tension

Courier Press 4/10/2011 EVANSVILLE — Monty Fetter wants everyone to know that the landlord business is no easy sell. Over the years, profit margins have dwindled. And cities such as Evansville have stepped up code enforcement. Shrinking returns and tougher city standards have many landlords walking a fine line, Fetter said. "It came to the […]

Editorial: Rental Registry

Courier and Press 4/13/2011  Evansville continues to steadily move forward on efforts to revitalize older neighborhoods with decent, affordable housing. Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel's administration, now in its eighth and final year, moved slowly at first on its Front Door Pride program and on toughening code enforcement for older properties. But now those efforts seem to […]

Renovation News

This web site is for the latest on renovations. Checkout the recent blog on the lower right entitled "An Inside View of DOE's Residential Retrofit Guidelines." Keep informed of the latest laws and guidelines. http://www.forrenovationpros.com/

POMA Plays an integral part in the new Rental Property Registry legislation

POMA representatives have been busy this month weighing in on local legislation that would require local landlords to sign a "Voluntary Rental Dwelling Registry," aimed at getting rid of slumlords and substandard housing in the city.  Checkout what these news site have to say about the new ordinance. http://tristatehomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=210036 http://www.14wfie.com/Global/story.asp?S=13368383 http://www.news25.us/Global/story.asp?S=13369668 http://www.courierpress.com/news/2010/oct/22/rental-database-created/

Property Maintenace Code

1 City of Evansville Property Maintenance Code Adopted 12-10-08 15.150.175 DEFINITIONS AND CONSTRUCTION (A) DEFINITIONS. Unless otherwise expressly stated, the following terms shall, for the purposes of this code, have the following meanings: Abandoned House lack of utilities or delinquent taxes, whose owner has neglected the responsibility of maintenance and physical upkeep and is taking […]

New Lead Based Paint Renovators Law

What Every Landlord Needs To Know Each tenant needs to receive the booklet "Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home"  Download Part 1 here Download Part 2 here Every tenant needs to sign the Disclosure of Lead based paint Information for Property Owners of Rental Housing, Child-Occupied Facilities Property owners who renovate, repair, or prepare surfaces […]

Smoke Detector Codes

Evansville Municipal Code 15.15.340 Smoke detectors. (A) General – Installation. Every dwelling unit shall be equipped with a minimum of one smoke detector installed in accordance with the following: (1) Existing operable smoke detectors, the installation of which conformed to State building and electrical codes at the time of their installation; or (2) Installation of a smoke detector […]