Legal Tools for Assuring the Quality of Residential Rental Properties

Affordable, quality housing is a basic human need. But access to such housing eludes many families in Memphis and other American communities.   Even where affordable housing…

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NPI and UofM to Host Third Annual SCEMA Program

The Strategic Code Enforcement Management Academy (SCEMA) is an educational enterprise to build the capacity of leaders engaged in the making, administering and enforcing of…

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The International Property Maintenance Code for Memphis

This monthly column is dedicated to explaining in layman’s terms the complex legal issues that are involved in neighborhood revitalization in Memphis.  Of all the legal…

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Amended NPA Is A Game-Changer In Reclaiming Vacant Structures

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT LAW CORNER By Steve Barlow & Danny Schaffzin In 2018, the Tennessee Legislature passed amendments to the Tennessee Neighborhood Preservation Act (NPA), found…

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Law Student Attorneys Aid City in Addressing Problem Properties

In our first Community Development Law Corner piece, we highlighted the complex web of legal ills that so often causes a property to devolve into…

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