Rental

If you’re looking for a rental home, you already know this

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

Delaware’s rental vacancy rate has fallen to the third lowest in the country, according to recently released U.S. Census Bureau data.  The vacancy rate indicates the percentage of year-round rental units that are unoccupied at the end of each quarter.  According to the Census Bureau, only 2.6% of Delaware’s year-round rental units were vacant at the end of June.  Only …

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Landlords could not require cats to be declawed under new bill

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Photo: Pixabay A bill released from the House Housing and Community Affairs Committee Wednesday would make it illegal for landlords to require tenants to have their cats declawed.  Landlords would still be able to choose not to rent to tenants with pets.  The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Paul Baumbach, D-Newark, said the bill is necessary because the act of declawing is …

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Senate passes bill banning rental of units with bed bugs

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

The State Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a bill to prohibit landlords from renting units with known bed-bug infestations. The bill outlines the steps landlords must follow when an infestation is discovered. Senate Substitute 1 for Senate Bill 240 requires landlords to eradicate any bed bugs discovered within 60 days of initial occupancy. They must have their units inspected for …

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Delaware’s affordable housing crisis affects middle class, too

Charles Megginson Government, Headlines

Getty Images Evidence continues to pile up that Delaware is struggling to provide affordable housing: Data released Thursday by Housing Alliance Delaware says the state faces a shortage of more than 18,000 affordable and available rental homes for extremely low-income renters.  Also Thursday, Delaware State Housing Authority announced that eligible Delaware renters can now receive up to 18 months of …