[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Fox Chapel as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Residential Property Transfer, Lease or Occupancy Registration
[Adopted 11-19-2012 by Ord. No. 688 (Ch. 11, Part 1, of the 1978 Code of Ordinances)]
Any owner of real property in the Borough who agrees to transfer title to or a leasehold interest in, or grant the right to occupy, all or a portion of such property to another for residential purposes shall, within 10 days after making such an agreement, notify the Borough Manager of the agreement, providing a copy of the agreement if it is in writing and the names of all transferees, lessees and grantees. The notice shall provide the address and telephone number of any owner, lessee, transferee or grantee. Each change in or addition to the list of transferees, lessees or grantees shall require a new and complete notice. This notice may accompany, but is in addition to, any request by such owner or on the owner's behalf for a no lien certificate in connection with such transfer or grant.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this article shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $1,000, plus court costs and reasonable attorneys' fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceedings. Upon judgment against any person by summary conviction, or by proceedings by summons on default of the payment of the fine or penalty imposed and the costs, the defendant may be sentenced and committed to the Allegheny County correctional facility for a period not exceeding 30 days. Each day that such violation exists shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this article that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense. In addition to or in lieu of enforcement under this section, the Borough may enforce this article in equity in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County.