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 PhiladelphiaFebruary 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.