[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Schuylkill as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 8-4-1999 by Ord. No. 99-06]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated unless a different meaning clearly appears from the context.
- BUSINESS UNIT
- A parcel of real estate utilized by any person or persons for any commercial, industrial, or professional office activity or purpose.
- DWELLING UNIT
- One or more rooms used for living and sleeping purposes arranged for occupancy by one family or by one or more persons.
- A lessor, or person who acts as agent for the lessor, of any business unit, dwelling unit or parcel of land located in Schuylkill Township.
- Any individual, partnership, association, firm, or corporation.
- A person who has the use, either by himself or with others of a business unit, dwelling unit or parcel of land owned by a person other than himself, for a period exceeding 30 days.
Within 30 days from the effective date of this article, each landlord shall submit to Schuylkill Township a report form supplied by the Township which shall contain the following information:
A list of the business units, dwelling units, and/or parcels of land owned by the landlord within the Township, whether occupied or not;
Address of each business unit, dwelling unit and/or parcel of land;
A brief description of each business unit, dwelling unit and/or parcel of land;
Whether said business unit, dwelling unit and/or parcel of land is inhabited or utilized by a tenant;
Names of the tenants utilizing the aforementioned business unit, dwelling unit and/or parcel of land, if any.
After the effective date of this article, any person who becomes a landlord of any business unit, dwelling unit, and/or parcel of land in Schuylkill Township by agreement of sale, by deed or by any other means, shall, within 30 days thereafter, report to the Township, the information and date set forth in § 267-2 above on the said forms.
After the effective date of this article, each and every landlord of any business unit, dwelling unit and/or parcel of land within the Township shall report to the Township on said report form, any changes in the use or occupancy of any business unit, dwelling unit and/or parcel of land owned by the landlord. The reported change shall be the name and address of the new tenants of such business units, dwelling units and/or parcel of land, the date when such change was effected, and the forwarding address of the old tenant or tenants, if known. A landlord of a hotel, inn, or boarding house shall not be required to report person as a "tenant" until that person has resided in that establishment for a period exceeding 30 days. In the event that a business unit, dwelling unit and/or parcel of land was used or utilized by a tenant and then becomes vacant, this change shall also be reported to the Township. All reports required by this section shall be made within 10 days after the landlord has knowledge of the change.
Any person who violates any provision of this article, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 together with the costs of prosecution, or in default of payment thereof, to imprisonment in the County Jail for a term not to exceed 30 days.