Conshohocken Residential Rental License Ordinance Adopted Over Landlord, Realtor Objections

Location of Conshohocken in Montgomery County

Location of Conshohocken in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

CONSHOHOCKEN ­­— A revised Conshohocken Residential Rental License Permit ordinance was unanimously adopted by Borough Council Wednesday night despite the objections from a Realtor association representative, a Conshohocken landlord and a Realtor.

The ordinance established permit fees and inspection fees for each apartment, required landlords to have a resident agent within 12 miles of the leased building and provided penalties for landlords if tenants violate a detailed list of conduct.

“Council has been considering the revised rental ordinance for more than a year.  It creates different classes of licenses and provides for a biannual inspection,” said Solicitor Michael Savona.  “We have a requirement that landlords have a designated rental agent.  Conshohocken will have a very comprehensive and cutting-edge rental license ordinance.”

Borough Manager Fran Marabella said there were more than 2,000 rental apartments in the borough.

Read more:  http://www.timesherald.com/article/20130621/NEWS01/130629915/conshohocken-residential-rental-license-ordinance-adopted-over-landlord-realtor-objections

2 comments on “Conshohocken Residential Rental License Ordinance Adopted Over Landlord, Realtor Objections

  1. Pingback: “Good Landlord” Incentives Work… |

  2. Roy, thanks for this post. It compelled me to put up a post of my own regarding landlords and, of course, something I’ve harped on in the past: GOOD LANDLORD PROGRAMS. It’s my belief that Conchy is heading the wrong direction and the rental revisions in P.town have not amounted to a hill of beans.

    Do you really want to punish slumlords so the municipality can get their hands on more of their money or do you want to clean up and prevent the catastrophic destruction of ignorance? EDUCATE INVESTMENT PROPERTY OWNERS:

    http://goldencockroach.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/good-landlord-incentives-work/

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