Benton harbor is about to start enforcing some long-standing laws, and the increased vigilance won't be welcomed by landlords.
The Herald Palladium reports that beginning in July, the city will start enforcing rules that state that residential structures must be inspected every two years.
The rule is being changed slightly. The city will no longer perform inspections on dwellings with fewer than four units. The landlords will have to hire approved inspectors at their own expense.
Benton Harbor will also start enforcing rules which prevent long-distance ownership. Existing rules, soon to be enforced, will require landlords to have a Michigan address and not just a PO box.