City of Plano Considering Home Rental Registration and Inspection Program

About 40 REALTORS® from the Collin County Association of REALTORS® (CCAR) attended a City Council Budget Meeting in Plano this morning to express our concerns about a proposed registration and inspection program for single family homes being leased within the city.

The Mayor and the City Council members were very receptive to our concerns that this was a “solution looking for a problem” and about private property rights. One Council Member stated, “…it does not seem fair to put a program in-place that impacts the 99 percent of owners who take good care of their rental homes to go after the 1 percent who do not…”

After listening to CCAR members and some discussion, the Council removed the proposal from the 2013 budget.

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4 comments to City of Plano Considering Home Rental Registration and Inspection Program

  • Luke Lukas

    Thank you for your post. I found it researching the Richardson Residential Rental Registration program. I’m really surprised more people are not up in arms about this type of ordinance. Renters and landlords, because it’s an invasion of privacy, unreasonable searches (the 4th Amendment), Realtors because the city is going to require a city inspector inspect the house before it’s sold or bought. Please see the Richardson ordinance 3847. What’s to stop them once they start inspecting?? By the way, the Richardson City Council is so jealous of Plano. They are trying to out do y’all. Their words…. We saw the video.

    Rental registration fees are also an unfair tax on the 99 percent of owners who take good care of their rental homes. Plus it cuts in to our 401k.

  • zenith191

    A man’s home is his castle. Whether he is paying rent or a mortgage. The City is using landlords as leverage to abuse tenants 4th amendment rights.

    “The 4th Amendment and the personal rights it secures have a long history. At the very core stands the right of a man to retreat into his own home and there be free from unreasonable governmental intrusion.” — Justice Potter Stewart (1915-1985), U. S. Supreme Court

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