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  • Guidance for renters: When to call your landlord
    Guidance for renters: When to call your landlord
    As a new school year begins for college students everywhere, many students will become renters for the first time. Although many colleges require first-year students to live on campus, some colleges allow students of any age to live off campus.A...
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    Brockport’s New Code Enforcement Officer’s Approach is Bass Ackwards
    Good leaders prioritize things; they tackle the most important problems first, and leave the less important problems for later.Unfortunately, Brockport’s new code enforcement officer, David Miller, doesn’t seem to understand that.In...
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    Bob Webster Owns the Biggest Garbage Dump in Brockport
    Two of the Webster brothers are in a knock-them-down, drag-them-out fight to see which one owns the biggest dump on Clinton Street.Right now the nod goes to Bob Webster, who owns the garbage dump at 65 Clinton Street. Beyond a doubt, it seems to...
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    Greece Joins Brockport in the Fight Against Slumlords
    On Thursday, Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, a Republican, announced a crackdown on landlords who fail to obey the Town Code.Will wonders never cease?What a shock that must have been to the college landlords who dominate the Sweden Republican...
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    Pam Ketchum’s Rental Income Analysis
    This rental income analysis of the student rental housing in Brockport was done by Pam Ketchum.I hope the Brockport Village Board was not intimidated by the whining of a few opportunistic landlords at last night’s meeting. I am also a...
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    Rich Miller Doesn’t Pay His Taxes, So Why’s He Complaining
    Last week’s Suburban News contained an obnoxious, error-filled letter from Rich Miller, a man who has been arrested, tried, and convicted of committing two crimes in Brockport.This week’s Suburban News contains an excellent response by...
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    Give landlord credit where credit is due
    There was a gas leak scare today at Pat Doherty’s rental house at 176 Utica Street. It turned out to be noting major, but it did put the spotlight on that rundown house again.Last Thursday, at the auction of the Rich Miller properties, the...
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    Two good guys buy the Miller properties in Brockport
    It was a great day in Brockport; the future suddenly looks a lot brighter than it did yesterday.In a surprising move, both of the houses in Brockport being sold by Rich Miller were bought by people who want to revitalize the village.The college...
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    Rich Miller calls it quits
    The word on the street is that Rich Miller is selling his last two rental properties in Brockport. The auction is on Thursday October 17the at 11:00 AM at 52 State Street in the village.The deeds for both properties, one at 52 State Street and the...
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    Landlords pave paradise and put up a parking lot
    Brockport Mayor Margay Blackman has the power to stop the college landlords from turning any more of Brockport’s front lawns into driveways and parking lots.The question is: does she have the moxie to do it?For exactly two years now, Pam...
  • For Rent
    Thinking of renting your home?
    Yesterday we looked at the reasons for selling during this appreciating market. Today I’d like to consider an alternative decision: keeping your property and renting it.It’s certainly worth noting, in case you’ve been living...
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    The rule in politics is to be on offense
    On Tuesday, former Ohio Senator Mike DeWine said something that sums up the political situation in Brockport perfectly, “I think the rule in politics is to be on offense.”DeWine, a Republican, made the comment about Mitt Romney, but no...
  • Rent
    New pre-rental tenant screening service
    Landlords have a new tool to weed out the good tenants from the bad.And tenants' rights groups are none too pleased.The Quebec Corporation of Property Owners (CORPIQ) launched its tenant investigation service and in less than a week, 400...
  • Cincinnati Police offer their landlord education winter training
    Cincinnati Police offer their landlord education winter training
    Cincinnati Police has announced their landlord education winter training. Registration to attend is still open and parking is free. Attendees may also buy a reference manual for $15.The event is scheduled for Saturday March 3rd at Pleasant Ridge...
  • Bedbugs
    Plateau looking at possible bedbug bylaw
    The Plateau Mont Royal borough is thinking about forcing landlords to tell them if they have a bedbug problem and to take care of it asap. A bylaw may be in the works - and at least one property owner doesn't like the idea. Twenty-one-year-old...