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1971

Housing Law

Cleveland State University

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Compulsory Home Repair Laws, Maynard L. Graft Jr. Jan 1971

Compulsory Home Repair Laws, Maynard L. Graft Jr.

Cleveland State Law Review

In recent years legislative bodies at various levels of government have recognized the need for legally requiring the maintenance of housing at certain minimum standards. Such regulation has been deemed necessary because of the deterioration experienced by practically every major city in America. This deterioration causes a downward spiral usually resulting in complete blight in the deteriorating area. The first step toward blight is slight deterioration followed by neglect of repairs by owners and landlords (the latter neglect is an attempt to maintain a high return on investment, the former because of loss of faith in the quality of the …