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Homeownership and Consumer

Issues involving Homeownership and Consumer

A new kind of transaction has resurfaced in recent years.  It goes by many names: Rent-to-own, lease purchase, lease with option to purchase, lease with purchase option, lease with option,...
CLS Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit Attorney Montgomery Wilson gave the following testimony before Philadelphia City Council on February 21, 2019. Testimony in support of Bill No. 18-...
Michael Froehlich, the Managing Attorney of CLS's Homeownership & Consumer Rights Unit, filed an amicus brief in an important homeownership case that came before the Pennsylvania Supreme...
The following letter was sent to Philadelphia City Council on May 8, 2018. TO: The Public Safety Committee, Chairperson Curtis Jones, Vice Chair Kenyatta Johnson, Committee Members Jannie...
Community Legal Services' Homeownership & Consumer Rights Unit filed an amicus brief with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court last Friday in support of a homeowner who had been sued in...
This brand new guide, written by Community Legal Services (CLS) attorneys, together with SeniorLAW Center, is the first and only guide that explains all of the city and state property tax relief...
The following testimony was delivered to Philadelphia City Council's Committees on Legislative Oversight on March 29, 2018. Good morning, members of the Committee. I am a Supervising Attorney with...
Michael Froehlich, Managing Attorney of CLS’s Homeownership and Consumer Rights Unit, testified today before the City of Philadelphia’s Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) about the...
Philadelphia City Council has recently introduced two proposals to address the problem of trespass into residential properties – a practice often described as “squatting.”  As long-standing...
Last week, CLS filed an amicus brief with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in support of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s enforcement action on behalf of nursing home residents.  The amicus...