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Proposed Rental License in Seaford Irks Some

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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.

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