PA College towns are enforcing rental ordinances targeting student disruptive conduct.

As students return for the fall semester in many Pennsylvania universities and colleges, there are traditional welcome back parties. On campus, campus police regulates parties but off campus parties are less controlled and typically louder and wilder events. After several weekends of rowdy wild off campus parties which disturbed neighbors, led to underage drinking, fighting, … Continue reading PA College towns are enforcing rental ordinances targeting student disruptive conduct.

A Pennsylvania tenant’s right to recover a security deposit.

Under Pennsylvania's Landlord and Tenant Act of 1951, 68 P.S. '250.101, et. Seq., a landlord may require a security deposit to be held for tenant caused damages and possible past due rent. See 68 P.S. §250.511 and §250.512. A security deposit is not the same as rent. It is money that actually belongs to the … Continue reading A Pennsylvania tenant’s right to recover a security deposit.

Is it Time to Appeal Your Property Assessment?

Your home or business property tax bill may have arrived recently and like many of us, you wonder if you are paying more than your fair share.  How do you tell?  What can you do? What is an assessment? In Pennsylvania, real estate assessment is the value the county assigns to your property.  The assessment … Continue reading Is it Time to Appeal Your Property Assessment?

Safety First – Call Before You Dig

  “The arrival of warmer spring weather often marks an increase in construction and home renovation across the state, making this a prime time to highlight the importance of safe digging practices,” noted Commissioner John F. Coleman Jr. during the Commission’s Public Meeting today. “Every year, there are approximately 6,000 hits on our underground infrastructure … Continue reading Safety First – Call Before You Dig

First Step to Starting Your Business

Prince Law Offices, P.C. attorney Jeffrey A. Franklin will be presenting at “First Step to Starting Your Business” in cooperation with the Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Small Business Development Center. First Step to Starting Your Business (Lancaster, PA) Date:Fri, February 17, 10:30am – 12:30pm Point of Contact: Kutztown SBDC (877) 472-7232 Fee: None Location: 454 … Continue reading First Step to Starting Your Business

Join Us at GlobalCon Energy Expo

The GLOBALCON Expo will emphasize four critical areas of leading edge technology and related services: Energy Management, HVAC and Smart Building Systems Renewables, Alternative Energy and Onsite Generation Lighting Efficiency and Integrated Energy Solutions Plant and Facilities Management GLOBALCON 2017, presented by the Association of Energy Engineers, is designed specifically to facilitate those seeking to … Continue reading Join Us at GlobalCon Energy Expo

SUNSHOT $$$ PRIZE: SOLAR IN YOUR COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

The SunShot Prize: Solar in Your Community Challenge is a prize competition that aims to expand solar electricity access to all Americans, especially underserved segments such as low- and moderate-income (LMI) households, state, local, and tribal governments, and nonprofit organizations. In order to make solar more accessible and inclusive for every American, the Challenge works … Continue reading SUNSHOT $$$ PRIZE: SOLAR IN YOUR COMMUNITY CHALLENGE

CHP-Equipped District Energy: A Winning Strategy for LEED and PEER

Questions about energy efficiency LEED and PEER  and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for your buildings?  Join us on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 2:00 PM EST for a free EPA CHP Partnership and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) co-hosted webinar about CHP-equipped district energy in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and Performance Excellence in … Continue reading CHP-Equipped District Energy: A Winning Strategy for LEED and PEER

Concerns on both sides when drafting a commercial lease for a medical marijuana business.

In the upcoming year, medical marijuana businesses will be applying for permits to conduct business in Pennsylvania as either a grower/processor or a dispensary. In my previous blog, I commented on how it may be significantly more costly to rent property for a medical marijuana business than a non-marijuana business as result of the risks … Continue reading Concerns on both sides when drafting a commercial lease for a medical marijuana business.

PA PUC ‘Be Utility Wise’ Events; Increasing Awareness about Utility Customer Assistance Programs

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) is hosting its second of five statewide annual PA “Be Utility Wise” events on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Mohegan Sun, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre, PA. The outreach events will continue across Pennsylvania through October and November, including Reading on October 31, 2016. … Continue reading PA PUC ‘Be Utility Wise’ Events; Increasing Awareness about Utility Customer Assistance Programs