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Youngstown City Council Passes Ordinance to Regulate Land Installment Contracts

Monday, February 11, 2019

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019, more than 100 members of ACTION were in attendance as Youngstown City Council unanimously passed an ordinance to regulate land contracts in the City of Youngstown.

Some highlights of the ordinance include: the requirement to obtain a Certificate of Code Compliance to ensure the property is compliant with city housing code, a requirement to disclose the value of the property by providing a statement with the Mahoning County Auditor's value, a requirement to provide evidence of title, a requirement to provide biannual statements, and remedies for vendees to seek damages and relief. Many thanks to Youngstown City Council, Mayor Brown, ACTION, all stakeholder groups, and residents that have been a part of this process. A copy of the ordinance is available for download below.