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Boston rental unit inspection plan debated

A proposed ordinance that would require most rental properties in Boston to be inspected once every three years was met with mixed reactions Thursday as city councilors, landlords, and tenants butted heads on whether more inspection requirements would place an unfair burden on responsible landlords.

Discussion of the proposal by the City Council was prompted by Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who earlier this month called for a change to the city’s current law after a slew of high-profile citations were issued against apartments around the city.

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