[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Rostraver 9-5-1989 as Part 6, Ch. 2, Art. D, of the 1989 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following words, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning:
- That person or persons, firm or corporation who has the use of real estate of a lessor and is responsible for the giving of any type of consideration therefor, but excluding those who are lessees for a period of less than 30 days.
- Any person who grants a lease or otherwise permits the use of his real estate or portion thereof for a consideration, monetary or otherwise, for a period of at least 30 days.
- Any natural person, partnership, association, firm or corporation.
[Amended 2-23-2000 by Ord. No. 421]
All lessors, within 30 days after the effective date of this chapter, or, in case of real estate thereafter acquired or thereafter rented or becoming available for rental, within 15 days after the acquisition, rental or availability for rental thereof, as the case may be, shall report to the Township Manager, in writing, addressed to him at the Township office, the number of parcels or units of real estate presently or hereafter rented and available for rental, a description (by address, number and/or some other meaningful method) of said parcel or units and the names of its lessees and other occupants at the time of such report, together with a description as to which parcel or unit is occupied by each and the date of occupancy. The report may be a copy of the lease agreement if one is in existence.
Any change in the occupancy of real estate rented or leased or in the identity of the lessee from that shown in the report of the lessor as required in § 149-2 shall be reported by the lessor to the Manager within 15 days after that change. It is intended hereby that lessors shall report a new lease or a lessee who rents or leases a different parcel or unit of lessor's real estate and when a parcel or unit of their real estate becomes vacant.
The Manager may prepare a form report entitled "status of occupancy report," which form report may require that information set forth above and such other pertinent information that the Township Commissioners by resolution may direct the Manager to incorporate into said report form. The failure to have such report forms, however, shall not excuse the obligation of lessors to provide the information required in this chapter. The report may be filed by presenting to the Manager a copy of any lease agreement which may be in effect or a copy of any other form that the lessor may be required to submit to any other agency concerning tenants.
Any lessor who violates any provision of this chapter shall, for every such violation, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $50 or more than $600 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for not more than 30 days.