[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Bethlehem as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Report Required for Sale, Transfer and Rental of Property
[Adopted 11-13-1978 by Ord. No. 6-78 (Ch. 11, Part 1, of the 1988 Code)]
[Amended 12-4-2000 by Ord. No. 08-00]
The Township of Bethlehem hereby elects to apply the provisions of the Act of July 27, 1955, P.L. 288, No. 104, as amended, 21 P.S. § 611 et seq. It shall be the duty of every seller and lessor of real property situate in the Township of Bethlehem to comply with said Act, and to obtain a written report prepared by the Office of Construction Official setting forth the zoning district classification of the property, the legality of the present use of the property as known to the Office of the Construction Official and set forth in the report, and the existence, if any, of any uncorrected violations of housing, building, property maintenance, safety or fire ordinances known to the Office of the Construction Official following a property inspection to be performed by the Office of the Construction Official. Said report shall be delivered by the seller to the purchaser of property at or prior to the time for settlement on the sale and purchase, and by the lessor to the lessee of property at or prior to the lease agreement and delivery of possession of the property. Every seller shall also deliver to the purchaser of the property any notice of assessment for public improvements. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as relieving any person from requirements to obtain a certificate of occupancy.
[Amended 8-15-1988 by Ord. No. 8-88]
Any person violating any provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300, together with costs of prosecution, and in default of payment thereof, shall be liable to imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days.