Fire Marshal inspects 30 properties, finds no violations

Olivia Warren, Associate News Editor

Broadway, a popular street near campus, is home to many off-campus residencies. (Josh Jessiman)

The Louisiana Fire Marshal inspected over 100 rental properties in the Tulane University area from Nov. 1-3 due to neighborhood residents’ complaints. The marshal’s office did not find any “‘life safety’ code violations,” according to Nola.com. The inspections focused on doubles-to-dorms — near-campus homes renovated for student living. 

The marshal’s office found that none of the listed properties were illegally behaving as commercial properties instead of residential properties. However, the office was only let into about 30 properties of the 105 on their list. 

Local residents remain frustrated with what they believe are houses being turned into commercial properties illegitimately.

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