This blog features case law related to real estate, land use, zoning, and municipal law in Pennsylvania

Month: June 2015

Landlord Gets Burned by Gas Bills

A landlord learned an expensive lesson this week about the Municipal Claims and Tax Liens Act (“MCTLA”), when the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania found liens placed on the property by the City of Philadelphia were his responsibility. Property owner, Raymond Perfetti,  discovered liens had been placed on his properties after tenants who were responsible for their own gas bills vacated the property without paying the respective gas bills.  Perfetti argued that his due process was  violated by the City’s filing of liens against his property for the unpaid bills and claimed to have no notice of his tenants’ delinquencies, or of the four liens placed on the property,  only discovering them three years later.

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