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File #: 170854-A    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: IN MAYOR'S OFFICE
File created: 10/5/2017 In control: Committee on Law and Government
On agenda: Final action: 12/6/2018
Title: Amending Section 9-804 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Unfair Rental Practices," to require good cause for certain residential evictions and to provide for a first option for existing tenants to renew a lease, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Gym
Indexes: UNFAIR RENTAL PRACTICES
Code sections: 9-804 - Unfair Rental Practices
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 170854-A02, As Amended on Floor.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsVideo
12/6/20180 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass Action details Not available
11/29/20181 CITY COUNCIL READ  Action details Not available
11/29/20182 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON FINAL PASSAGE CALENDAR FOR NEXT MEETING.  Action details Not available
11/29/20182 CITY COUNCIL AMENDED  Action details Not available
2/15/20181 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
2/15/20181 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCILPass Action details Not available
2/15/20181 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR  Action details Not available
2/13/20180 Committee on Law and Government HEARING NOTICES SENT  Action details Not available
2/13/20180 Committee on Law and Government HEARING HELD  Action details Not available
2/13/20180 Committee on Law and Government AMENDED  Action details Not available
2/13/20181 Committee on Law and Government REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED  Action details Not available
10/5/20170 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and ReferredPass Action details Not available
Title
Amending Section 9-804 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Unfair Rental Practices," to require good cause for certain residential evictions and to provide for a first option for existing tenants to renew a lease, all under certain terms and conditions.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Section 9-804 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

ยง 9-804. Unfair Rental Practices.

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(12) Good cause required.

(a) No owner, landlord, agent or other person operating or managing any residential premises, upon expiration of a lease of less than one year, shall issue a notice to vacate, notice of non-renewal, or notice to terminate the lease, unless (1) the landlord has good cause not to renew the lease; and (2) the landlord provides the tenant with notice pursuant to subparagraph (c), below. For purposes of this subsection (12)(a), good cause shall include, but is not limited to, any of the following:

(.1) Habitual non-payment or habitual late payment of rent by the tenant.

(.2) Breach of or non-compliance with a material term of the tenant's lease or rental agreement.

(.3) The tenant engages in nuisance activity that creates a substantial interference with the use, comfort or enjoyment of the property by the landlord or other tenants in the building; or that substantially affects the health or safety of the landlord or other tenants in the building.

(.4) The tenant causes substantial deterioration of the property beyond normal wear and tear.

(.5) The tenant, after written notice to cease, refuses the landlord access to the unit for lawful purposes, such as to make repairs or assess the need for repairs, to inspect the premises for damages, to show the premises to insurance or mortgage companies, or during an emergency.

(.6) The tenant refuses to execute an extension of a written lease, that is set to expire, for materially the same t...

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