Laws regarding rental properties and eviction proceedings can be complicated. Most small property owners operate their rental unit as an investment and may not have the background, information, or experience that would assist them in preventing or dealing with problems on their property. The city has had several cases related to rental condos or rental single-family homes where drug sales, criminal gang activity (including Aggravated Assault/Battery) and severe nuisance problems have adversely impacted the quality of life in the neighborhood and the property owner was unaware or unable to quickly or effectively resolve the matter. One has no way of knowing if the next renter will become a nightmare for you and the community. The Crime Free Multi-Housing program can help you be prepared to prevent problems or be ready to quickly and effectively deal with problems should they occur.