North Miami officials have approved “business inspection sweeps” to ensure that landlords are keeping their buildings up to code.
According to the Miami Herald, the city also is updating its housing and building standards and landlord regulations to allow for “sweeps.” Final approval of the ordinance, however, was delayed at a recent City Council meeting to allow for a workshop to educate landlords and tenants.
“It’s critical people come out to give their input,” North Miami police Maj. Robert Bage said. “Not only landlords and tenants, but concerned citizens too.”
Bage added that the changes to the city code will “greatly help” police. The new rules allow city inspectors to enter units “at any reasonable time” after the “prior consent of the lawful occupant.” [Miami Herald] – Christopher Cameron