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    New GR Ordinance Kicks in Tomorrow. Are You Ready?

    Are you ready? The new Grand Rapids Rental Application Fee Ordinance is effective tomorrow, November 7th. Any rental advertising and rental application taken and processed starting tomorrow will need to follow the requirements of the ordinance. (If you do not charge an application fee, the ordinance does not apply to you. However, the RPOA recommends that you use the words “No application fee” in your rental advertising to avoid allegations that you are not following the ordinance.)

    To learn more about the ordinance and all of its ins and outs and to find sample documents to assist you with compliance, click here. Since there have been minor changes since the adoption of the ordinance through administrative policy, please take time to review the PowerPoint presentation.

    Note: The ordinance only applies to rental units located in the City of Grand Rapids.

    If you still have questions, feel free to give the RPOA a call at 616-454-3385.


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