Posts Tagged ‘rent’

Fight between property owner and city goes to appeals court

MADISON — Property owner Mike Crook’s fight with the city of Madison over an ordinance he claims is designed to keep renters out of the Jackson suburb has made its way to the state Court of Appeals. Oral arguments are set Oct. 15 in Jackson. Crook was convicted in 2011 of violating the ordinance and […] [...]

Ergon buys facility it was renting on Missouri River

JACKSON — A Mississippi asphalt company has bought a Missouri River terminal it had been renting in Kansas, and says it plans to expand it. Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions Inc., of Jackson, bought the Wolcott Terminal Facility in Wolcott, Kansas, from Tanco Kansas City LLC. It had leased the terminal northwest of Kansas City from […] [...]

Lacking dorm space, university rents motel for $800K-plus

JACKSON — Facing more demand than it has dormitory beds, Jackson State University will spend more than $800,000 to rent a motel to house students for the coming school year. The College Board voted unanimously yesterday to approve the plan to rent the 120-room downtown Jackson Travelodge from Bapu Hotels LLC. The money comes from […] [...]

City’s new rental property ordinance gets opposition from landlords

PEARL — Tensions are high in Pearl over a new ordinance related to rental property. The Clarion-Ledger reports the city is requiring existing rental properties to have sprinklers in case of fires. It also mandates landlords add warning sirens, a telephone or text emergency warning system that would notify tenants in emergencies, and storm shelters […] [...]

After complaints, city retooling rental housing code

AMORY — The City of Amory is redrafting a rental housing code to combat what officials say is blight and deterioration that many residents feel not only bring property values down, but signals a decline in the quality of living. “Rental housing is just one area of our problems, but we are focusing on it […] [...]

City now requiring rental owners to have license, inspection

MCCOMB — The city of McComb will soon require some rental property owners to obtain a privilege license and have their properties inspected. The Enterprise-Journal reports Mayor Whitney Rawlings broke a tie vote this week to approve the ordinance. It will require all rental property owners with three or more properties purchase what will likely […] [...]

Selectmen vote down proposed rental property ordinance

by Associated Press Published: March 13,2013

Tags: city government, homeowner, license, ordinance, real estate, rent, rental, renter, residential

MCCOMB — The McComb Board of Selectmen has defeated a proposal to require rental property owners to obtain a privilege license and have their properties inspected annually. The Enterprise-Journal reports the board voted 4-2 against the proposed ordinance. Urban planner Laurence Leyens had told board members this past week that people make a living from […] [...]

MEMA soliciting landlords in tornado-torn counties

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — Landlords with available rental properties in Mississippi are urged to contact a housing locator service to list their available rental properties. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are working together to find housing for those displaced by the recent tornadoes, storms and flooding. In support of that, […] [...]

Study finds Jackson has lowest commercial real estate cost

by MBJ Staff Published: August 30,2012

Tags: building, Business, commercial, COST, industrial, lease, office, price, property, real estate, rent, rental, study, trade association

JACKSON — The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, using the results from the 2012 Experience Exchange Report (EER), has compiled a list of the most and least expensive commercial real estate city-markets in the United States. The annual report aggregates rental income and operating expense figures from the previous year; in 2011, data […] [...]

County negotiating with Balkamp over rent dispute

by Associated Press Published: March 17,2011

Tags: county government, distribution, rent

GREENWOOD — Balkamp, a NAPA parts distributor who closed down its Greenwood distribution center in 2009, is negotiating with Leflore County over a dispute over back rent. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports that the company made an offer to the county, which was rejected by the board of supervisors, which told board attorney Joyce Chiles to […] [...]

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