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Table of Contents

ADVANTAGES OF BEING A MEMBER OF HAPCO…………………………….. 5
MEMBERSHIP CODE OF ETHICS…………………………………………………… 7
OWNER RESPONSIBILITIES………………………………………………………… 8
THE LEASE AGREEMENT…………………………………………………………… 10
FAIR HOUSING & UNLAWFUL DISCRIMINATION……………………………… 11
LEAD PAINT REGULATIONS………………………………………………………. 13
SMOKE DETECTORS & CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS……………………. 18
DISPOSITION OF TENANT’S ABANDONED PERSONAL PROPERTY………. 21
LICENSES……………………………………………………………………………… 23
CERTIFICATE OF RENTAL SUITABILITY………………………………………. 28
COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY LICENSE……………………………………………… 29
SAMPLE RENTAL APPLICATION…………………………………………………. 34
SECURITY DEPOSITS………………………………………………………………… 36
HAPCO MUNICIPAL COURT EVICTION APPLICATION……………………… 40
LEASE TERMINATION NOTICE…………………………………………………… 42
HAPCO FORUM……………………………………………………………………….. 44
POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (PAC)……………………………………….. 45
TENANT SCREENING SERVICES………………………………………………….. 46
PGW LANDLORD COOPERATION PROGRAM………………………………….. 44
PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE……………………………………………….. 48
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAM (“Section 8”)………………………..49
PHILADELPHIA CITY COUNCIL DIRECTORY………………………………….. 51
DISTRICT ATTORNEY NUISANCE PHONE NUMBERS………………………… 52
ACCESSING THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA and L & I WEBSITE…………….. 53
MULTI-TENANT DWELLINGS……………………………………………………… 54
PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTIAL OWNER’S ASSOC. (PROA)………………….. 55
REAL ESTATE COALITION…………………………………………………………. 56

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