3-15-11: NOTICE OF VIOLATION; LICENSE SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION:
   A.   When a licensing or other inspection of a licensed rental residential property reveals any violations of applicable codes, a compliance timeframe will be set by the Administrator. In establishing a compliance timeframe, the Administrator shall determine the reasonable minimal time necessary to correct the violations based upon the number and severity of the violations. The Administrator shall serve or send notice to the property owner or the listed property agent by personal service or regular U.S. mail at the last address provided on the most recent license application. Said notice shall include the following:
      1.   Description of the property sufficient for identification;
      2.   A statement listing the violations of applicable codes;
      3.   A statement of the date upon which a re-inspection will occur; and
      4.   An explanation that if, upon completion of the re-inspection, the requirements of applicable Village codes have not been met, the license for the rental residential property will be denied or suspended and/or a complaint filed against the owner in the Circuit Court.
   B.   A re-inspection will be conducted at the end of the compliance timeframe.
      1.   If any violation is not corrected, the Administrator may issue a written notice extending the time to correct the violations if there has been a good faith effort to correct the violations and the failure to do so was due to factors beyond the control of the owner.
      2.   If the Administrator finds that the requirements of applicable Village codes have not been met upon the completion of such re- inspection, the license for the rental residential property shall be suspended.
      3.   A license may also be suspended when any information provided in the license application is determined by the Administrator to be false or when the licensee is convicted by a court of a violation of any property maintenance violation.
      4.   In the alternative, the Administrator may request the Village Prosecutor to file a complaint against the owner in the Circuit Court.
   C.   When a license is suspended, the Administrator shall personally serve or mail notice to the property or the listed property agent at the last address provided on the most recent license application. Said mailed notice shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested. The notice shall include the following:
      1.   Description of the property sufficient for identification.
      2.   A statement of the reasons for suspension.
      3.   An explanation of the property owner's right to re-inspection prior to revocation.
If the property owner changes his address or changes property agents and fails to notify the Administrator, such notice shall be sufficient if sent by certified mail to the owner or his property agent's last address provided on the last license application.
   D.   A property owner whose license has been suspended may request a re-inspection prior to revocation. If, upon re-inspection, the Administrator finds that the licensed property in connection with which the notice was issued is now in compliance with this chapter, including the payment of all outstanding fees, the Administrator may reinstate the license. The request for a re- inspection shall not stay the revocation of the license unless the Administrator grants such request pursuant to a showing of good cause by the property owner.
   E.   A license may also be revoked when in the opinion of the Administrator emergency conditions exist in a rental residential property that require the immediate vacating of a structure as specified in the Village's Property Maintenance Code.
   F.   A license which has been properly revoked as herein provided shall not be reinstated. The property owner may, however, obtain a new license after all violations have been corrected and by following the procedures for obtaining a new license as set forth in this chapter.
   G.   Whenever a license is revoked, the Administrator shall send notice to the property owner or the listed property agent at the last address provided on the most recent license application. Said notice shall be sent by registered mail, return receipt requested. The Administrator shall also notify all tenants of the rental residential property by posting a notice on all entrances to the rental residential structure. The notice to the tenants shall include the following:
      (1)   You are hereby notified that the license for this structure has been revoked pursuant to Section 3-15-11 of the Inverness Municipal Code.
      (2)   You must vacate this structure within 45 days of the date of this notice.
      (3)   If you fail to vacate this structure, you will be in violation of Section 3-15-12A2 or Section 3-15-13A1 of the Inverness Municipal Code and subject to penalties of fines with a minimum of $250.00 and a maximum of $1,500.00 for each day you are in violation.
   H.   Whenever an owner or property agent of a rental property fails to license said property, the Administrator shall notify all tenants of the rental property by posting a notice on the primary entrance to the rental property indicating the following:
      (1)   You are hereby notified that the owner or agent of this rental structure has failed to license this rental property in violation of Section 3-15-5 of the Inverness Municipal Code.
      (2)   You must vacate this structure within 45 days of this notice.
      (3)   If you fail to vacate this structure, you will be subject to the penalties and fines with a minimum of $250.00 and a maximum of $1,500.00 for each day you are in violation.
(Ord. 18-994, 6-12-2018)