Rental Inspection Law Doesn't Violate Rights, Calif. Court Says

Law360, New York (July 17, 2012, 4:43 PM EDT) -- A California state appeals court on Monday ruled that a city ordinance calling for annual inspections of all residential rental properties does not violate federal and state constitutional rights to equal protection and privacy because it serves a larger public purpose of safeguarding tenants.

Affirming a lower court decision, the appeals court ruled that the city of Santa Cruz's law does not violate principles of privacy and equal protection. Furthermore, contrary to the petitioners' arguments, the court found that it does not usurp a state housing...
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