Monday, November 11, 2019

Kansas City Landlords Excluded From City Hall Tenant 'Bill Of Rights' Discussion

Important testimony reveals KANSAS CITY PROPERTY OWNERS ARE UNDER ATTACK BY CITY HALL and many claim their voices have been silenced in this debate. Take a look:

Landlords want input on "Tenants Bill of Rights"

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tenants' rights are at the forefront at the Kansas City City Council as a growing group tries to pass a 'Tenants Bill of Rights.' Members of KC Tenants are behind the bill, which would create a Division of the Tenant Advocate in City Hall that would receive $1 million from the general fund each year.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

How for the love of god could anyone think banning the use of rental history could be a good idea. Putting aside the interest of the LL, it is in the interest of other tenants to keep the deadbeat fucktards from being your neighbor.

Anonymous said...

That's the Kansas City way. Also the Democrat way. No representation from accusations. Shut up and take it.

Anonymous said...

What the landlords want would be acceptable if they are also willing to allow a Tenants Representative to have veto power on any Tax Abatements they are asking for.

Anonymous said...


Of course the main people involved with this scam are excluded, it's called the communist, and or the democrat way to tell someone what to do and not hear both sides or put it up for a vote with the people.

ThriftyPuppy said...

The neighborhood associations should all be paying attention to this and weighing in also. Ours wasn't even aware until I raised the issue. That landlord who keeps great tenants now may not in the future because they can't do any screening. Say hello to your new felon next door or down the street!

Anonymous said...

As the great Super Dave said yesterday where are the landlord rights to protect that which they own?

Anonymous said...

Move in now! First months rent no deposit and your home! No background check!


LMAO okay


Anonymous said...

@9:08 the Landlords already have an absolute right to "protect what they own"- they just can't do that and also build their entire business model around the guarantee of monthly payments from the State under Section 8. Plus they have an absolute right to sell out and leave at any time.

Anonymous said...

So what is the deal? We have to draw straws or flip quarters to see which prospect gets to rent the house just to avoid a KCMO-KC Tenants housing attorney from knocking on the door and saying.. How come you didn't rent this house to my client. Are you a racist?

Super Dave said...

"Landlords would be required to give tenants a utilities estimate, so they know what they would realistically pay each month."

Most asinine statement I have seen yet. Your utility costs depend on you the renter not the landlord. If you waste water and leave lights on all over 24/7 you'll have a damn high electric bill. Not something a landlord should be required to provide. I see this as being used against a landlord when say an electric bill for month of July is $400 because renter set AC on 66. Yup they be saying landlord lied to me said utilities were only $110 a month.

"I want it to pass yesterday,” James Shelby, a Kansas City, Missouri, resident, said. “I can't get a place to live.”

I seriously doubt that's because of a bad landlord. More like a bad tenant who won't pay their bills/ rent or has serious legal issues.

Funny how a bank can decide who is and isn't a risk when deciding who gets a loan or credit card but a landowner can't have those same rights when deciding who can or can't rent a place they own.

Anonymous said...

this is disgusting that city hall would even consider this. It has to be unconstitutional and challenged in court. Does anyone know if anything like this exists in any other cities? Wish we had a media who was on our side

Anonymous said...

Is KC Tenants going to demand Frank White and Gail Beatty fix the cluster fuck they created so rents don't have to skyrocket next year?

Anonymous said...

I'm wondering if Tara's parents bribed Harvard to get her in at this point.

Anonymous said...

Landlords are not excluded... Read the article you are quoting prior to quoting the articles.

The ordinance is terrible for both the "tenants" and the landlords, but the landlords are not excluded.

Super Dave said...

10:17 KCK has an inspection team that does inspect properties and makes landlord correct any issues they find. I have dealt with them and for most part they are very fair. They don't have a set time period they do inspections but it's I'd say every 24 to 36 months unless someone files a complaint. Never have had to deal with an complaint filed and cosmetic issues is where they have made requests on us the most. Only time we butted heads was over a missing window screen that the tenant themselves removed so more air would flow in a porch area. But one of KCK's rules is all windows have to have a screen on them if it's a rental property. Here is a bit of the tenants responsibility on the Kansas Side of things.
The tenant shall: (a) Comply with all obligations primarily imposed upon tenants by applicable provisions
of building and housing codes materially
affecting health and safety;
(b) keep that part of the premises that such
tenant occupies and uses as clean and safe as
the condition of the premises permit;
(c) remove from such tenant's dwelling unit
all ashes, rubbish, garbage and other waste in
a clean and safe manner;
(d) keep all plumbing fixtures in the dwelling
unit or used by the tenant as clean as their
condition permits;
(e) use in a reasonable manner all electrical,
plumbing, sanitary, heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and other facilities and appliances, including elevators in the premises;
(f) be responsible for any destruction,
defacement, damage, impairment or removal of
any part of the premises caused by an act or
omission of the tenant or by any person or
animal or pet on the premises at any time with
the express or implied permission or consent of
the tenant;
(g) not engage in conduct or allow any
person or animal or pet, on the premises with
the express or implied permission or consent of
the tenant, to engage in conduct that will
disturb the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of the
premises by other tenants.
58-2557. Landlord's right to enter;
limitations. (a) The landlord shall have the
right to enter the dwelling unit at reasonable
hours, after reasonable notice to the tenant, in
order to inspect the premises, make necessary
or agreed repairs, decorations, alterations or
improvements, supply necessary or agreed
services, or exhibit the dwelling unit to
prospective or actual purchasers, mortgagees,
tenants, workmen or contractors.
(b) The landlord may enter the dwelling unit
without consent of the tenant in case of an
extreme hazard involving the potential loss of
life or severe property damage.
(c) The landlord shall not abuse the right of
access or use it to harass the tenant.

Anonymous said...

Ideally the end result is a better situation for both the property owners and the renters of the properties. The move to Kansas City five years ago involved an entertaining (after the fact) series of adventures associated with efforts to find a home to rent. The first was a not so inexpensive condo for rent but the condo was for rent due to issues with selling the condo. The reasons the condo could not be sold were the same reasons the condo should not be rented. An extraordinary number of properties in Kansas City are for rent due to issues with the structure preventing the passing of inspections associated with mortgages. A higher quality inventory of rental properties (unfortunately more expensive) would increase the quality of the properties for sale.

Or in other words, no matter the end result; the cost to rent or own will increase as the quality of the properties increase. Expect the average rentals to increase by 25% in the next 3-5 years.

Anonymous said...

I believe this tenant bill or rights, specifically the inability to use rental history as a criterion to deny a lease, as a violation of the 5th Amendment's prohibition against uncompensated takings.

The argument is that part of the value of the property is its appeal to attract rent paying tenants (emphasis on "rent paying"), which is now compromised since owners will be impelled by the coercive hand of big government to accept a renter who has proven to provide negative return on investment (for example, a tenant who has a history of skipping out on rent and damaging property).

Anonymous said...

You can't fix stupid.


Kansas City employers no longer will be able to ask job candidates about their salary histories, under an ordinance passed Thursday by the City Council.

The ordinance, which will go into effect on Oct. 31, prohibits employers in the city from asking applicants about salary history, screen candidates based on current or previous wages or use salary history as a deciding factor in hiring. Violations of the ordinance will be punishable by a fine of as much as $500 or 180 days in jail.

The measure is meant to reduce the gender pay gap.

Anonymous said...

This will probably be next


Kansas City landlords no longer will be able to ask job candidates about their salary histories, under an ordinance passed Thursday by the City Council.

The ordinance, which will go into effect on Oct. 31, prohibits landlords in the city from asking applicants about salary history, screen candidates based on current or previous wages or use salary history as a deciding factor in renting. Violations of the ordinance will be punishable by a fine of as much as $500 or 180 days in jail.

Anonymous said...

I talked to my Stalinist friend from the Ozarks and he said to seize the rental property and let the landlords work in a homeless kitchen. Not sure if everyone agrees but at least we are getting some left voices getting the word out.

Anonymous said...

Kansas City Communist are a bunch of pussies.

Anonymous said...

The socialist are better equipped to take on the issues. You just can't lay down Das Kapital and tell Troy Shulte to "read this"!

road runner said...

Problem is tenants think it is wrong for landlords to make a business out of owning homes. These tenants want the Government to step in and control our business. Look at California and rent control. It’s coming. They don’t understand why we want to make a living.