§ 780-153. Definitions
Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and Safety
35 P.S. § 780-153
§ 780-153. Definitions
The following words and phrases when used in this act shall have the meanings given to them in this section unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Complete eviction.” The eviction and removal of a tenant and all members of the tenant's household.
“Controlled substance.” As defined in section 2 of the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L. 233, No. 64), known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.1
“Court.” The court of common pleas for the county in which the leased residential premises is located.
“Department.” The Department of Health of the Commonwealth.
“Distribute.” As defined in section 2 of the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L. 233, No. 64), known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.
“Drug-dependent person.” A person who is a chemically dependent person as defined by the Department of Health.
“Drug-related criminal activity.” The unlawful manufacture, sale, distribution or possession with intent to sell or distribute, of a controlled substance in violation of the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L. 233, No. 64), known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act,2 or an unlawful attempt or conspiracy to commit such an act.
“Guest.” An individual who has been given express or implied permission by a tenant, a member of the tenant's household or another guest of the tenant to enter an individual rental unit or any portion of the leased residential premises.
“Individual rental unit.” An apartment or individual dwelling or accommodation which is leased to a particular tenant, whether or not it is used or occupied or intended to be used or occupied by a single family or household.
“Landlord.” A person, entity, corporation or governmental authority or agency who or which owns, operates or manages leased residential premises.
“Leased residential premises.” A house, building, mobile home or apartment, whether publicly or privately owned, which is leased for residential purposes. The term includes the entire building or complex of buildings or mobile home park, all real property of any nature appurtenant thereto and used in connection therewith, all individual rental units and common areas. The term does not include a hotel, motel or other guest house or part thereof rented to a transient guest.
“Manufacture.” As defined in section 2 of the act of April 14, 1972 (P.L. 233, No. 64), known as The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act.
“Partial eviction.” The eviction and removal of specified persons other than the tenant from leased residential premises.
“Resident.” An individual who lawfully resides in a leased residential premises who is not a signatory to a lease and who has no contractual relationship to a landlord. The term includes a member of the household of a tenant.
“Tenant.” Any natural person or entity who is a named party or signatory to a lease or rental agreement and who occupies, resides at or has a legal right to possess and use an individual rental unit.
“Tenant organization.” An organization or association, whether or not incorporated, which is representative of the tenants or residents of a leased residential premises the membership of which consists of tenants of the leased residential premises which the organization or association represents. The term includes a community-based organization with members who are tenants of the leased residential premises.
1995, Oct. 11, P.L. 1066, No. 23 (Spec. Sess. No. 1), § 3, effective in 60 days. Amended 1998, March 24, P.L. 203, No. 35, § 2, imd. effective.
35 P.S. § 780-153, PA ST 35 P.S. § 780-153
Current through 2023 Regular Session Act 32. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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