Restricting move-in fees: a messy bill

The principle of restricting abusive practices by landlords in charging excessive move-in fees is great. In practice, it’s messy, and the proposed ordinance to do just that demonstrates that messiness in its full glory.¬† This afternoon, Council members Sawant and Herbold will hold a hearing to consider their proposed ordinance, the latest installment in what Sawant calls a “tenant’s bill of rights.”

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