Rent control. Lead Paint. Property reassessments. It’s these taxes and government-imposed mandates that can keep good landlords up at night. But know that Hapco has your back.
Hapco Board 1st Vice President Victor Pinckney and Board Member Robert Levin were in Harrisburg Wednesday meeting with approximately a dozen other landlord associations across the state at the quarterly gathering of PROA, the Pennsylvania Residential Owners Association. PROA represents the interests of rental property owners, managers and landlords across the Commonwealth. Hapco, with approximately 2,000 members, is PROA’s largest chapter.
As landlords in the City of Brotherly Love, we know that, unlike Vegas, what happens here doesn’t stay here. City ordinances in Philadelphia can often become launching points for statewide legislation, and vice versa. For example, we learned that a smoke-detector ordinance in Philadelphia has many of the same requirements as a current House Bill on smoke alarm legislation. So it’s not far-fetched to speculate that rent control discussions in Philadelphia could have implications statewide. This is why Hapco and PROA, it’s state lobbying arm, must work together to advocate on behalf of all landlords. And we will.
We had a productive discussion on a variety of issues. We’re monitoring those bills that impact rental property owners. This way, you’re assured that when something pops up on our radar, we’ll put it on yours.