[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Allen 5-6-1969 as Ord. No. 133. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section except where the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
- That person or persons who has the use of real estate of a lessor and is responsible for the giving of any type of consideration therefor, but excluding those who are lessees for a period of less than thirty (30) days.
- Any person who grants a lease or otherwise permits the use of his real estate or portion thereof for a consideration, monetary or otherwise.
- Any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation.
All lessors, within thirty (30) days after the effective date of this chapter or, in case of real estate thereafter acquired or thereafter rented or becoming available for rental, within thirty (30) days after the acquisition, rental or availability for rental thereof, as the case may be, shall report to the Township Secretary, in writing, addressed to him/her at the Township Office, 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 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.
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 § 195-2 hereof shall be reported by lessor to the Township Secretary within ten (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 the lessor's real estate and when a unit or parcel of the real estate becomes vacant.
The Township Secretary may prepare a form report entitled "Status of Occupancy Report," which form report may require that information set forth above and such other pertinent information that the Commissioners, by resolution, may direct the Township Secretary to incorporate into said report form. The failure to have such report forms, however, shall not excuse the obligation of lessors to provide the information required herein.
Any lessor violating any of the provisions of this chapter or who furnishes false information to the township or who uses a false name or address in any report required by this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof before any District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than six hundred dollars ($600.) and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment thereof, to suffer imprisonment in the Cumberland County Jail for not more than thirty (30) days.