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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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Carolyn Smith Attains Board Emeritus Status

Carolyn Smith can easily be defined as a woman of faith, job, value and substance. Her dynamic, focused and purposeful 26-year contribution to HAPCO as a board member is proof of that. Smith always had an eye toward real estate. In her mid 20’s, she told her then fiancé that she wanted to flip houses.…

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Eviction & Rental Suitability Information

In March 2006, the City of Philadelphia passed a law which requires Landlords to obtain a Certificate of Rental Suitability prior to renting their property. You Cannot Rent or Evict Without the Certificate of Rental Suitability! To obtain a Certificate go to www.phila.gov. Under licenses, permits & certificates, click on Rental Suitability or in the…

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