Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is outlining a new plan to hold the city's landlords more accountable.
The new rules, which will be proposed to the Boston City Council Friday, would mandate scheduled inspections every three years and create an online database of landlords who repeatedly fail inspection.
"People who come to live in the city of Boston, be they students, or immigrants or families, deserve to live in homes that are clean and safe, and this ordinance will do more to ensure that," Boston Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald.
The new rules would apply to over 140,000 rental units.
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