[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bonneauville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-24-1997A (Ch. 11, Part 1, of the 1994 Code)]
The following words when used in this article shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
- That person or persons who have the use of real estate of a lessor and who are responsible for the giving of any type of consideration for said use, but excluding those persons who are lessees for a period of less than 30 days.
- Any person who grants a lease or otherwise permits the use of his real estate or a portion thereof for a consideration, monetary or otherwise.
- Any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation.
All lessors, within 60 days after the effective date of this article, or in the case of real estate thereafter acquired or thereafter rented or becoming available for rental, within 30 days after the acquisition, rental or availability for rental thereof, as the case may be, shall report to the Borough Secretary in writing addressed to her at the Borough Office the number of parcels or units of real estate presently rented or hereafter rented and available for rental, a description (by address, number and/or some other meaningful method) of the said parcels or units for rent, and the name of all lessees at the time of such report, together with a designation as to which unit or parcel is occupied by each.
Any change in the occupancy of real estate rented or leased or in the identity of the lessee from that shown in that report of the lessor as required in § 171-2, hereof, shall be reported by the lessor to the Borough Secretary within 10 days after such change. It is intended hereby that lessor shall report a new lease or a lessee who rents or leases a different unit or parcel of lessor's real estate and when a unit or parcel of the real estate becomes vacant.
The Borough Code Enforcement Officer may prepare a form report entitled "Status of Occupancy Report" which form report may require that information set forth above and may request pertinent information as Borough Council may direct by resolution to be incorporated into the said report form. The failure to have such report forms or to provide them to the lessor shall not excuse the obligation of lessors to provide the information required herein.
Any lessor violating any of the provisions of this article or who furnishes false information to the Borough or who uses a false name or address in any report required by this article shall, upon conviction thereof before a Magisterial District Judge, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $30 nor more than $300, and/or to undergo imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this article continues shall constitute a separate offense.