Minneapolis considers yanking landlord's licenses

A Minneapolis City Council committee meets Tuesday to consider revoking the rental licenses of 42 properties owned by one man.

City inspectors say the properties belonging to Mahmood Khan fail to meet licensing standards. The properties are nearly all located on the city's north side. They generated more than a thousand letters from the city, listing 3,500 violations. According to city documents, Khan regularly rented to people he had evicted from other properties he owned.

Khan's Attorney Edward Rooney says Khan is helping the city by providing affordable housing to people who wouldn't be able to find it elsewhere.

Rooney says the majority of Khan's properties are occupied. But he says he doesn't know how long tenants will be allowed to stay in the buildings if the council decides to revoke the licenses.

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