By Neil P. Allen
On Monday during the Brandon Select Board meeting, Rental Housing Officer Tom Kilpeck reported that about 41% of the rental property owners in town have not submitted their annual statement of compliance.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Kilpeck said he had extended the Jan. 1 deadline for the statements to June 1. The fee is $25 per unit.
“Of the 488 rental units, 292 have been returned, or about 59%,” he said.
The others (41% of all rental owners in town), he said, would be receiving delinquency notices.
In his report, Kilpeck said that in the last year he had done 24 certificates of occupancy on rental units compared to the 73 the previous year.
Kilpeck noted that the rental units range from a one bedroom to single family homes, and that about a dozen property owners own about 40% of the rental units in town.