ANNE ARUNDEL — Goldstein to address Md. homebuilders
State Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein will address the Homebuilders Association of Maryland at a meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Busch's Chesapeake Inn, just off U.S. 50 in Anne Arundel County.
Mr. Goldstein will talk about the economic forecast for 1991 relative to the housing industry. Tickets to the speech are $26. For more information, call 265-7400.
City moves to force landlords to pay fee
Baltimore Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke has moved to force landlords to pay their rental registration fee, the Department of Housing and Community Development announced last week.
The rental registration fee is $10 a year for each rental unit and is required of all landlords who own, but do not occupy rental properties. The fee, and the licensing fee for larger, multiple-family dwellings together generate about $2 million a year in revenue for the city.
Letters have been sent to 27 landlords with holdings in the city who have not registered this year and who have failed to register in the past. They warn of the legal implications of failing to register, including the possibility of prosecution.
"This legal action should be a reminder to irresponsible landlords that the mayor and this agency are committed to aggressive enforcement of the house code," said Housing Commissioner Robert W. Hearn in a statement.
There are 45,000 housing units owned by 15,000 landlords covered by the registration ordinance. Payment for all these units was due on Sept. 1.
Free directory offered by certification board
A free directory of real estate professionals who are board certified in several real estate specialties is available from the Professional Certification Board of the Real Estate Law Institute Inc.
The Registry of Board Certified Professionals lists more than 500 members who are board certified in manufactured housing valuation, business appraisal and real estate litigation management.
The board confers certification after completion of specific education requirements, agreement to abide by a strict code of ethics, and evidence of competency.
The directory is available by writing to Board Certified Registry, P.O. Box 12528, San Antonio, Texas 78212, or calling 800-531-5333.