[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Independence 11-10-1982 by Ord. No. 2-82. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words when used in the chapter shall have the meaning ascribed to them in this section except where the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
- Person or persons who have the use of real estate as a lessee and are thereby responsible for the giving of any type of consideration therefor, excluding those who are lessees for a period of less than 30 days.
- Any person who grants a lease or rents real estate 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.
- Township of Independence, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.
All lessors, within 30 days after the acquisition, rental or availability for rental of real estate, as the case may be, shall report to the Township the number of parcels or units of real estate presently or hereafter rented and available for rental, a description (by address, number and/or some other meaningful method) of the said parcels or units, and the names of its lessees at the time of such report, together with a designation as to which unit or parcel is occupied by each lessee.
Any change in the occupancy of real estate rented or leased or in the identity of the lessee from that shown in the report of the lessor as required in § 157-2 hereof shall be reported by the lessor to the Township within 10 days after such change. It is intended hereby that lessors shall report a new lessee or a lessee who rents or leases a different unit or parcel of lessor's real estate, when a unit or parcel of real estate becomes vacant and when a unit or parcel of real estate first becomes available for rent.
The Township Secretary may prepare a report form entitled "Status of Occupancy Report" which report form may require the information set forth above and such other pertinent information as the Township Supervisors by resolution may direct. The failure to have such report forms, however, shall not excuse the obligation for lessors to provide the information required herein.