From Jansen Robinson, Chairman of the Edgewood Community Council. This letter was sent to Harford County Councilman Dion Guthrie, a copy was provided to The Dagger:
On behalf of the Edgewood Community Council, I am requesting that you pursue county legislation that would require landlords to register their residential rental property with the Harford County Government prior to renting to perspective tenants, or renewing the leases of current tenants.
Furthermore, I am requesting that as a condition of renting any residential property that land lords be required to conduct criminal background checks on perspective tenants.
That land lords be required to authorize Harford County Government to enact similiar provisions as applied to section 8 housing voucher recipients.
That these rental units be subjected to random quality of life inspections to include lease enforcement and that the results of these inspections be provided to Harford County Government. The cost of such inspections shall be borne by the landlord.
That land lords be required to provide Harford County Government in a sworn affadavit that the landlord in in compliance with the Harford County Rental Property Ordinance.
That owners and managers of apt complexes be required to comply with the same.
That land lords be held civilly liable for criminal activity commited by persons having rented residential property from them.