Logan Municipal Council still working out kinks in landlord licensing

Logan landlords with more than one limited liability company (LLC) might find themselves needing more than one business license. During the Logan Municipal Council’s Tuesday meeting, a Logan resident and landlord asked the council to clarify whether the new license was required on an individual basis or based on the number of LLCs someone owns. If based on the number of LLCs, some landlords might be required to have more than one landlord license. The landlord licensing program was in part created to keep landlords consistent with business owners, said Jay Nielson, director of Community Development. “In business, you make two separate LLCs, you get two separate business licenses,” said Logan City Attorney Kimber Housley. However, early discussions for the landlord license left the impression that an individual would only be required to have one landlord license, Nielson said. One problem is that often an individual will own LLCs with different groups of individuals. “We did state the belief of one license (per landlord) and left then, perhaps, an incorrect impression, not intentionally,” said Herm Olsen in Tuesday’s Logan Municipal Council meeting. “It’s not to trick (landlords) to extract more money, we just didn’t envision this configuration.” The council decided to take a look into towns with landlord licensing to see how they handle those with more than one LLC. They will discuss the license program in more detail at a later date. In the meantime, landlords must continue to apply for the license as the program is already set up, though Nielson said there is an appeal process in place for individuals who have more than one LLC.

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