[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Cheltenham as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Owners Who Fail To Complete Obligations
Article II LaMott Program
[Adopted 11-21-2006 by Ord. No. 2120-06]
If a property owner who is participating in the Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program, after the expenditure of funds by the Township, either fails to sign the documents necessary for participation in said program or withdraws from said program after the project has been publicly bid and a contract awarded, then such property owner shall be required to reimburse the Township for all professional consultant fees actually incurred in the preparation of the construction documents for public bidding along with any other subconsultant fees related to preparation of the bid documents.
Upon failure of the property owner to reimburse the Township for the professional consultant fees or subconsultant fees due, the Township shall place a lien on the subject property to recover any and all professional consultant fees, subconsultant expenses and other charges incurred by the Township.
[Adopted 1-20-2009 by Ord. No. 2175-09]
Various sections of the administrative manual and program guidelines for the Homeowner Housing Rehabilitation Program for LaMott have been amended to provide for the owner as co-obligee, which would be consistent with the owner having claims against the contractor, and would change the bonding dynamics of the contractor bidding, thereby providing the same obligation as with the Township. The bond would cover both the homeowner and the Township.
The homeowner may also provide input and/or comment with regard to the preparation of the punch list items, but the homeowner shall not delay or hinder or prevent the final inspection from transpiring.