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Councilman Jones Bill-Just Cause Legislation

HAPCO Fellow HAPCO Members There has been recent discourse on the forum about Councilman Jones’ Just Cause legislation. The legislation would allow a tenant to contest the legal termination of a lease, by going to the Fair Housing Commission to dispute it. I wanted to make membership aware that under the leadership of our President…

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Pets For Emotional Support and Service Animals

There is no law that requires landlords to allow ordinary pets.  Many landlords do not allow them. However, some landlords do allow pets under specific conditions and requirements, and they charge additional monthly rent for them.  Many have found this to be a good source of additional income, provided that they are dealing with responsible pet owners.…

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City of Philadelphia’s New Lead Plumbing Disclosure Requirements

Effective as of March 1st this year, in addition to the requirements regarding lead paint, the City of Philadelphia now requires Landlords to disclose the presence of any known lead plumbing component or lead service lines. Lead plumbing components are defined as any pipe, pipefitting, plumbing fitting, solder, flux or fixture through which drinking water…

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L&I UPDATE

The Department of Licenses and Inspections appreciates the opportunity to contribute to this month’s HAPCO Newsletter. Read on for information about upcoming deadlines for some HAPCO members and changes to the 2012 Philadelphia Lead Disclosure Law. FIRE ESCAPES and Façades: UPCOMING INSPECTION DEADLINES Fire Escapes Bill No. 160462, passed by City Council last year, amended…

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