Pottstown Tenant Listings Due Tomorrow
The borough requires property owners and managers to complete a form that lists tenant information.
Tomorrow is the deadline for Pottstown rental property owners or their managers to submit to the borough a completed tenant listing of rental dwelling units form.
The form asks for items such as the owner's name and contact information, full name of tenants and lease terms.
"If you live over (five) miles outside the Borough of Pottstown, you are required to designate an emergency contact person that lives or works within the Borough limits," the form states. "P.O. boxes will not be accepted."
Further, the form requires the property owner to "verify that the information provided on the tenant listing is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, information and belief."
A group of Pottstown residents say negligent "slumlords" are to blame for problems in the borough including decaying properties and tenants who cause trouble.
In August, several borough residents protested "slumlords" on King Street.
At that time, Teri Jensen-Sellers, who has lived in Pottstown for roughly 10 years, said several residential buildings in the borough are owned by landlords who live in other cities and ignore their rental properties in Pottstown.
“It’s a significant problem … A lot of these properties have criminal activity,” she said of urban blight in the borough. “(Slumlords) are exploiting our community for their own personal gain."
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