Thursday, November 22, 2012

Harrisburg nuisance ordinance


On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Harrisburg City Council passed Ordinance 12-2012.  This ordinance allows the city to revoke a landlord's license if a tenant commits two acts considered to be a "nuisance" by the City codes officer.  The ordinance allows the City to force landlords to evict tenants under certain circumstances. 

Below is the coverage from ABC27 WHTM. 



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This ordinance goes further than courts have allowed in previous cases in holding landlords responsible for the conduct of their tenants.

This ordinance comes a little more than a year after Harrisburg passed ordinances modifying the city's rental inspection program.  Conditions in the City continue to deteriorate as the City doubles down on its attempts to address the issues with more restrictive and expensive ordinances.


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