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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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Lead Disclosure and Certification Addendum

Bill No. 160687-AAA Lead Paint Disclosure was passed and signed by Mayor Kenney on March 7, 2017. The bill goes into effect on April 8, 2017. There is a new Lead Disclosure and Certification Addendum that must be placed in all new leases.  For your convenience, HAPCO has placed the Lead Disclosure and Certification Addendum under links…

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General Meeting Recap and Resources

With a packed house, HAPCO landlords and other attendees gathered to learn about the state of Philadelphia for landlords and simply how to become a better landlords. Greeted by the faces of HAPCO President Harvey Spear and various city officials, they gained information about licensing and inspections, keeping their properties properly zoned, how and why…

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How To Get The Best Deals On Your Next Property

Today’s housing market is tough! These days, there’s a huge cleft between the selling and buying side and really, the more favorable position may just be the selling side. Still, if you are in the market to purchase, how do you make sure that the seller is not taking advantage of the drought and over…

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