According to the Lansing State Journal, the city has a warning for the owners of two southeast Lansing housing complexes. The warning reads: Comply with Lansing's rental code by the end of the month.

Residents of the Autumn Ridge apartments and town homes and the Capitol Village Apartments were greeted with pink tags on their doors.

The notices warn residents they may need to leave their homes if the properties, under the same management umbrella, do not schedule inspections and pay fines within 30 days to obtain valid rental certificates.

The tags are intended to pressure landlords into compliance, but it is unlikely hundreds of tenants will actually be forced to leave their homes.

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor said the city would pursue several avenues, including a lawsuit, to avoid red tagging a rental building and forcing residents to leave their homes.

The city uses pink tags to mark non-compliant buildings. In more serious cases, Lansing uses red tags to indicate it is unsafe to enter a structure.

All I can say is I'm happy and grateful that I don't rent apartments any longer. I wouldn't want to deal with the stress of landlords meeting codes.

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