Logan landlords slow to get licensed

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Some Logan landlords may soon be operating illegally.City officials say area landlords have been slow to comply with new rules that require licensing. Passed in March, the new law goes into effect July 1.City Business License Manager James Olson says only about 100 of an estimated 2,200 landlords have applied for the $50 licenses.Community Development Director Jay Nielson says he expects a last-minute rush of applicants. He says the city will go after those who don’t comply.Failing to get a license could result in misdemeanor charges and fines of up to $1,000.Mayor Randy Watts led the licensing push, saying regulations would ensure tenant safety.Opponents contend the city wants to force out property owners who have poorly maintained some rentals.

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