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Landlords, tenants

September 11, 2013

I applaud the city of Williamsport for wanting to register landlords and tenants....

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MimLogue

Sep-14-13 9:17 AM

Officer Tim Miller lives in a 200,000$ home in Hughesville area. he has no monetary stake at all in williamsport, If his home was in williamsport and his homes value fell because of this class warfare labeling his ordinance is creating? do u think He would be pushing it??

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MimLogue

Sep-14-13 9:12 AM

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MimLogue

Sep-14-13 9:11 AM

Wilkes bare has a 1 strike law, How do u perceive Wilkes Bare or Hazleton? This media hype is labeling wiliamsport, bringing our property values down, change the law that our police & firefighters have to live in our city,Bring pride back to live in Williamsport,I am proud to be a landlord in williiamsport, I know of a house where the owner lives in one side and rents the other , All the serious crime that occurs there is in the owners side?? They should take his house, How is registering tenants gonna prevent this, Use the 3 strike nuisance law which government already has more accountability is needed from paid government entities. many of the are at fault, they take the money and run.

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CarlHiller

Sep-12-13 6:04 AM

Spikey - That was just 1 month. You need to hone up on your comprehension ability. I utilize numerous sources for the law, numerous editions of Blacks being one, Deans law, Barron's, Findlaw, Westlaw, SCOTUS, State courts and numerous colleges. So if you want to have discourse on law let's go. "What percent of the aggregate Pa. population" doesn't matter because 1 case of welfare fraud is too many. Quit trying to argue something you don't know or at least argue facts!

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DKMDKM

Sep-11-13 11:03 PM

There is a big difference between telling your landlord or an insurance company. Who lives with you and having the city catalogue all of it, isn't their role.

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spike2

Sep-11-13 9:34 PM

18 residents in all of Pa. What percent of the aggregate Pa. population would that be? Hiller -try Black's Law - it is a lot better.Use Westlaw to research your case and make sure it is still good law. Welfare Fraud does not + multiple names. Go to the DJ's or the Prothy office and read a few local cases.

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CarlHiller

Sep-11-13 11:23 AM

The only reason you do not hear about welfare fraud is due to the lack of news coverage. There are many cases of welfare fraud each year in PA. In june of this year 18 PA residents plead guilty to welfare fraud. In July, 17 plead guilty; May, 16; April, 25. It happens and it is not rare, you just don't hear about it because it is deemed un-newsworthy.

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CarlHiller

Sep-11-13 11:00 AM

DKMDKM - It may not be the city's business if you have "a friend of family member move into my apartment" but it is the landlords business and right because it is the landlords property. spike, streets definition from a legal dictionary is exactly a good representation of the law. SpineyRogue - There already is a database it's called a credit reporting agency and for criminal records, “Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History”. PATCH's purpose is to enable the public to obtain criminal history record checks. It's cost is $10.00 plus $5.00 for notarization. This is a cost that can passed onto prospective renters.

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CitizenQ

Sep-11-13 8:44 AM

Each year a tax surveyor stops by our house asking how many people live there, what are their ages and have we made any additions to the home within the past year. No one screams about this being an invasion of privacy. I still don't understand why it's a problem to have a list of renters the same as there is a list of homeowners. What's to hide and how long does it take to register a renter(s)?

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rmiller

Sep-11-13 8:33 AM

Spike, good morning!

Prosecution of welfare fraud must be under extreme scrutiny because we rarely, if ever...hear about it. I'll concur that the writer should have stats, but we would be fooling ourselves to believe welfare fraud does not exist. And...numbers have been put forth by media that there are a significant number of people on the welfare system that are faring better financially, once all benefits are figured in than a person working at minimum wage or a bit higher.

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rmiller

Sep-11-13 8:29 AM

"I rent, and it's none of the cities business if I choose to have a friend of family member move into my apartment."

One could argue that the "legal" renter has a right to privacy from the city, but your landlord has every right to know if someone else moves into your apartment.

"Do you have any proof of people on welfare within the city limits using multiple identities to obtain more benefits?"

Are you suggesting that by investigating welfare fraud, there is a crime against humanity, or is your question rhetorical?

"I think it's amazing that the same people who think it's absurd to register guns think that it's genius to catalog who and how many live where."

We aren't discussing gun control, apples and oranges.

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SpineyRogue

Sep-11-13 8:21 AM

Woops "A landlord would not be charged for the look up of a person on the database." Should have been A landlord would not be charged for placing the information on this database.

my bad

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SpineyRogue

Sep-11-13 8:18 AM

A better idea would be to have a database of all renters, and then a person could check if they pay their rent on time, pay their utilities and keep a clean orderly house. That way a landlord can call a central place to find out if they are getting a good tenant or not. All landlords would be charged a small fee to get a printout of that person. A landlord would not be charged for the look up of a person on the database. The landlords need to know who they are renting to. So they will not be stiffed for thousands of dollars, trying to get deadbeats out of their property. Only my opinion for what its worth!

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spike2

Sep-11-13 7:54 AM

street - your representation of the law is not accurat .DKMDKM - of course they have zero proof.The writer should do his homework. he can simply ask at the DJ's office re: cases filed by DPW. I guess he would be shocked at the number of prosecutions for collecting unentitled benefits. I think the writer also believes welfare payments are much higher than they are. i understand that a few individuals may have attempted this but they were obviously caught if you know about it.

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Tgrammiex4

Sep-11-13 7:41 AM

DKMDKM, most rental agreements/leases state an occupancy limit based on the size of house/apt.It can make a difference to the landlord if some utilities are paid by the landlord because more people = more usage and higher bills.

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streetmachine

Sep-11-13 7:23 AM

invasion of privacy n. the intrusion into the personal life of another, without just cause, which can give the person whose privacy has been invaded a right to bring a lawsuit for damages against the person or entity that intruded. However, public personages are not protected in most situations, since they have placed themselves already within the public eye, and their activities (even personal and sometimes intimate) are considered newsworthy, i.e. of legitimate public interest. However, an otherwise non-public individual has a right to privacy from: 1) intrusion on one's solitude or into one's private affairs; 2) public disclosure of embarrassing private information; 3)

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DKMDKM

Sep-11-13 3:05 AM

Do you have any proof of people on welfare within the city limits using multiple identities to obtain more benefits? Or are we using typical LTE conjecture? I think it's amazing that the same people who think it's absurd to register guns think that it's genius to catalog who and how many live where. How isn't that government interfering in our private lives? I rent, and it's none of the cities business if I choose to have a friend of family member move into my apartment.

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