5-14-010 Title, purpose and scope.

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “Protecting Tenants in Foreclosed Rental Property Ordinance” and shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its purposes and policies.

In order to protect and promote the health, safety and welfare of its residents and mitigate the damaging effects on our communities of foreclosures, which individually are catastrophic for the families and tenants who lose their homes, and collectively can economically destabilize an otherwise healthy neighborhood, by causing building abandonment, excessive vacancy, declines in property values, and a perception of a neighborhood as being unworthy of investment, it is the purpose of this chapter and the policy of the city to preserve, protect, maintain and improve rental property and prevent occupied buildings from becoming vacant after foreclosures.

Nothing in this ordinance shall affect the obligation to provide notice of termination of a tenancy as required by any applicable law governing actions for possession.

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