February 7, 2023

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‘We’re off to a very slow start’: Denver officials worried landlords won’t be compliant with new safety license

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A plan to make sure rental units in Denver are clean and safe is having slow uptake from property managers.

“This is the largest expansion of required licensing in the history of Denver,” said Eric Escudero with the Denver Department of Excise and Licenses. 

“It’s an effort to try to make sure when people rent a home or an apartment it has minimal housing standards. I’m talking about no pests, broken windows, running water, a heater that doesn’t give you carbon monoxide poisoning, basically the most minimal standard for someone to live in a place,” said Escudero.

The city has a website with more information on the residential rental program. The city is hoping it can find unsafe units and get landlords to make improvements and make conditions safer for renters. The program…

Jeff Todd

2022-08-14 17:50:00

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