Detroit is putting landlords on notice: Heat your rental units properly, or face some major fines.
David Bell, director of the city’s Buildings, Safety and Engineering Department, says inspectors are targeting 143 homes and buildings that received violation notices in the past year.
“They’ve got three days to reach out to us and call for re-inspection. We’ll get somebody out there,” Bell said.
“We know that you have outstanding violations, and we’re not going to let them slide. You have to do what is right by city code, and by your tenants.”