Our First Post About the Buck Hosiery Fire at York & Jasper – We’re Angry.

April 10, 2012
Buck Hosiery Fire at York & Jasper

This is what we were trying to prevent.

By now, I am sure you’ve heard of the terrible fire at the old Buck Hosiery plant in which two firefighters lost their lives.

l’ve walked past this building countless times on my way to and from the York Dauphin El station and marveled at its unrealized potential. Now, instead of realizing that potential, it’s the scene of a horrific fire that’s made national news for killing two firefighters.  Read the rest of this entry »

Goldstein v. Weiner — A Definitive Ruling, but an Uncertain Future, for Landlord Tenant Court in Philadelphia

February 2, 2012

For those of you who’ve ever had to deal with landlord tenant court here in Philadelphia before, you know that it can be a harrowing experience – especially if you don’t have an attorney. Here’s a quick run down of a recent Common Pleas Court decision that may change the future of eviction proceedings.

In Pennsylvania, we theoretically have some excellent laws here to protect tenants — including the Landlord Tenant Act and the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. And in Philadelphia specifically, tenants have some additional protections due to the oft-maligned Department of Licenses and Inspections.

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