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Landlords still in la-la land

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It’s hard to read a story like the one in Tuesday’s paper about Schenectady landlords and the city’s rental inspection program and not be amused. At the City Council meeting the night before, a group of them banded together to read a prepared, nine-minute statement, passing it off from one to the other at exactly three-minute intervals to stay within the council’s time limit during “privilege of the floor.” A novel approach that got their ...

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March 16, 2013
10:15 a.m.

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No suprise here. Yesterday the editor trashed the second amendment, today they trashed the fourth amendment. What's it going to be tomorrow, a piece favoring roadside executions by authorities of anyone with a "Don't Tread On Me" bumper sticker?

March 16, 2013
2:30 p.m.

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Of course absentee land lords are money hungry 'Snidley Whiplash' evil doers. That is why I went into the rental business so many years ago. My time spent researching property, getting an appraisal, inspection, putting down the 20%, making repairs, paying taxes and finding decent tenants is a no brainer. When you go to city hall; ask them for the tenants hand out with all the rights that they have. Ask for the hand out for land lords with all the regulations that they must follow. Wonder why it takes 3 months or longer to evict a tenant who doesn't pay rent, can stay for free while purposefully damaging the apartment while you have to 'stay out'.
Oh yea; Yates village, Steinmetz homes and other government run apartment complexes are exempt from city codes.
Drive by Yates and check out the condition of the lawns with the garbage spread from one end to the other.
Guess the government isn't considered an 'absentee' landlord. Nor do they contribute to the services the city provides.