HAPCO is Philadelphia’s largest association of landlords. It advocates for private rights,
equitable tenant-landlord legislation, education and positive management practices.

On Monday, November 6, 2017, Councilman Oh introduced Bill No. 170827 and Resolution No. 170841 related to Squatters.

President Harvey Spear and Vice President Victor Pinckney, Sr. testified on behalf of HAPCO. Our attorney Ken Baritz, Esq. also testified.

The video is Councilman Oh presenting his bill, testimony from Jack Malloy, GPAR, Roseann Connor from Connor; Connor RE, Ken Baritz, Esq., Harvey Spear, Victor Pinckney, Phil Lord, TURN.

The committee voted against the bill, please contact City Council members and inform them that something needs to be done with Squatters.

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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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