[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Aleppo as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-3-1952 by Ord. No. 3]
From and after September 30, 1952, rent controls shall remain in effect in said Township.
[Adopted 3-15-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-4]
This article is enacted to provide for the uniform and equitable distribution of the tax levies in the Township of Aleppo and upon the inhabitants thereof and to promote the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the inhabitants of the Township of Aleppo.
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, with or without improvements located thereon, utilized by any person or persons for any commercial 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 parcel of real estate located in the Township of Aleppo, or a lessor, or person who acts as agent for the lessor, of any improvements on real estate or any building located in the Township of Aleppo.
- Any individual, partnership, association, firm or corporation.
- A person who has the use, either by himself or with others, of a dwelling unit or a business unit, 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 the Township Secretary a report in the form approved by the Township Manager or his/her designee, said report form to be made available by the Township Secretary, which includes the following information:
List of the dwelling units and business units owned by the landlord, located within the Township of Aleppo limits, whether occupied or not occupied.
Address of each dwelling unit and business unit.
Brief description of each dwelling unit or business unit.
Whether or not said dwelling unit or business unit is inhabited or utilized by tenants.
Names of each and every tenant or tenants utilizing the aforementioned dwelling unit or business unit, if any.
After the effective date of this article, any person who becomes a landlord of any parcel of real estate or any improvement on real estate or building located in the Township of Aleppo by agreement of sale, by deed, or by any other means shall, within 30 days thereafter, report to the Township Secretary the information and data set forth in § 309-4 above, on forms to be provided by the Township Secretary.
After the effective date of this article, each and every landlord of property within the Township of Aleppo shall report to the Township Secretary any change or changes in the use or occupancy of any dwelling unit or business unit owned by such landlord. The reported change shall include the name or names of each and every new tenant of such dwelling unit or business unit, 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 boardinghouse shall not be required to report a person as a tenant until that person has resided in such landlord's establishment for a period exceeding 30 days. In the event that a dwelling unit or business unit was used or utilized by a tenant and then becomes vacant, this change shall also be reported to the Township Secretary. All reports required by this section shall be made within 10 days after a landlord has knowledge that such a unit has had a change in occupancy or has become vacant.
The Township Secretary, under the authority of this article, shall:
Maintain on file at the Township of Aleppo office the names of all landlords owning dwelling units and business units in the Township of Aleppo who have filed such reports, said list to include the names of the current tenants of said dwelling units and business units.
Maintain a listing of the address and description of any dwelling unit or business unit that is vacant, unoccupied and not in use.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.