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File #: 160010    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 1/21/2016 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 5/4/2017
Title: Amending Chapter 2-200 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Recording of Deeds," to provide for further action by the Department of Records in cases where the Department reasonably suspects that a deed has been mistakenly recorded and that a fraudulent transfer of the real property described therein has occurred.
Sponsors: Councilmember Greenlee
Indexes: RECORDING OF DEEDS, RECORDS DEPARTMENT
Attachments: 1. CertifiedCopy16001000.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
5/17/20170 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
5/4/20170 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass17:0 Action details Not available
4/27/20170 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
4/27/20170 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass  Action details Not available
4/27/20170 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
4/24/20170 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
4/24/20170 Committee on Law and Government HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
4/24/20170 Committee on Law and Government REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
1/21/20160 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass  Action details Not available

Title

Amending Chapter 2-200 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled “Recording of Deeds,” to provide for further action by the Department of Records in cases where the Department reasonably suspects that a deed has been mistakenly recorded and that a fraudulent transfer of the real property described therein has occurred.

 

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1.  Chapter 2-200 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

 

CHAPTER 2-200.  RECORDING OF DEEDS.

 

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§ 2-202. Requirements.

 

                     The requirements of this Section are in addition to any requirements provided by state law, local law or regulations promulgated by the Department.

 

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                     (7)   In cases where the Commissioner, upon the presentation of sufficient documentation, reasonably suspects that a deed has been mistakenly recorded by the Department and that a fraudulent transfer of the real property described therein has occurred, the Department is authorized (i) to cooperate fully in any action initiated to quiet title to the property or (ii) to request, through the Commissioner, that the Law Department initiate action on behalf of the Department in a court of competent jurisdiction for the purpose of requesting appropriate relief.

 

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SECTION 2.  This Ordinance shall take effect immediately.

 

 

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Explanation:

Italics indicate new matter added.

 

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