Proposed Rental License in Seaford Irks Some - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Proposed Rental License in Seaford Irks Some

Posted: Updated:
Seaford City Hall (Photo: WBOC) Seaford City Hall (Photo: WBOC)

SEAFORD, Del-  Landlords in Seaford could end up paying more money out of pocket under a proposal that would require them to get licenses for their rental properties.  

During Tuesday night's city council meeting, board members, committee members, and residents discussed the impact of a rental license.

"The intent behind all of this is to improve the Seaford community, not only for property owners and landlords, but for everyone in the community," said Assistant Town Manager, Charles Anderson.

The rental license would require landlords to do things such as more inspections and require tenants to list all occupants on the rental agreement. The committee says a rental license would allow the town to have more governance over rental units.

Seaford resident, Lorraine Cooke-Fuentes, known by neighbors as Ms. Cookie, said she has seen changes to her neighborhood over the years and not for the better.

"I just want my neighborhood back where I can bring my son out who has cerebral palsy and we can sit outside in the front," she said.

Cooke-Fuentes believes this rental license will provide a positive change for her neighborhood, but others don't agree.

"Personally I don't take too kind to it. Personally, it's nobody business...the town needs to stay out of people's business. I don't have a problem with my landlord, we have a good understanding," said Danielle Horsey, who lives in Seaford.

WBOC reached out to some landlords for comment but they declined to speak on the issue. 

The next hearing for the proposed rental license is scheduled for July 11 at the next Seaford City Council meeting.

  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • The Newest Addition to Ocean City Beaches

    The Newest Addition to Ocean City Beaches

    Introducing Mobi-Mat's! The pilot program that was just launched on 130th and 94th street.

    More

    Introducing Mobi-Mat's! The pilot program that was just launched on 130th and 94th street.

    More
  • Bill Cosby Gets Honorary Degrees Rescinded

    Bill Cosby Gets Honorary Degrees Rescinded

    In a unanimous vote from its board of regents, the University System of Maryland rescinded three of entertainer Bill Cosby's honorary degrees from its awarding institutions.

    More

    In a unanimous vote from its board of regents, the University System of Maryland rescinded three of entertainer Bill Cosby's honorary degrees from its awarding institutions.

    More
  • 25 Dead Horses Found on Wicomico County Property

    25 Dead Horses Found on Wicomico County Property

    Authorities investigate after at least 25 dead horses were found on a rural property in Wicomico County, Maryland Friday morning. Lt. Tim Robinson of the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said around 11 a.m., the Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Wicomico County Animal Control, began an investigation into the report of the presence of deceased horses on the property outside of Hebron.

    Editor's note: These images may be disturbing to some viewers.

    More

    Authorities investigate after at least 25 dead horses were found on a rural property in Wicomico County, Maryland Friday morning. Lt. Tim Robinson of the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office said around 11 a.m., the Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with Wicomico County Animal Control, began an investigation into the report of the presence of deceased horses on the property outside of Hebron.

    Editor's note: These images may be disturbing to some viewers.

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices