Newly Proposed City Budget, What does this mean for Philadelphia

Rachel Pritzker

April 28, 2020

The newly proposed “bare bones” budget for Philadelphia contains basics only.

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Philadelphia’s Legislation Changes Amidst COVID-19

Rachel Pritzker
March 22, 2020
The impact of COVID-19 has become insurmountable in large metropolises that need governors to step in and issue orders on new legislation for....

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Everything You Need to Know About the Recent 10-Year Tax Abatement Changes

Rachel Pritzker
February 05, 2020
The Philadelphia City Council recently voted to change a tax abatement policy that has been in effect for twenty years.

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What you Need to Know About Philadelphia’s Real Estate Transactional Laws

Rachel Pritzker
February 01, 2020
There are some new laws coming into Philadelphia real estate. They are altering the public land sales system, affordable housing reform, rental rights

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5 Changes Coming to Philly Neighborhoods in 2020

Rachel Pritzker
January 20, 2020
Last year’s election cycle brought many changes to Philadelphia’s City Council.

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5 Things You Need to Know About Philadelphia's New 'Universal' Lead Bill

Pritzker Law Group
October 14, 2019
5 Things You Need to Know About Bill #180936 - Philadelphia's New 'Universal' Lead Bill that passed on September 26, 2019

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How Philly Zoning Works

Pritzker Law Group
August 14, 2019
Philadelphia is rapidly evolving with the redevelopment of old infrastructure and the attraction of new talent, causing the need to reassess policies.

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What are the penalties for violating Philadelphia zoning laws?

Pritzker Law Group
June 5, 2019
Anyone looking to invest in real estate in Philadelphia needs to know that the city has zoning laws.

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Can a seller force a buyer to close on the purchase of property?

Pritzker Law Group
May 1, 2019
The Pennsylvania Superior Court released a 2019 opinion in Maisano v. Avery regarding the issue.

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What is a Zoning Variance, and how do you obtain one?

Pritzker Law Group
April 20, 2019
Zoning regulations are necessary for a city. They are the guidelines for controlling a city’s land use, signage placement, and property use

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Amid debate, City Council passes bill to study soda tax

Anna Merriman
March 22, 2019
A bill to study the effects of the controversial soda tax passed council Thursday, following a round of heated debate between City Council members.

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Philadelphia councilwoman delayed major city land deal to help a developer

Jake Blumgart
February 8, 2019
The city’s stalled redevelopment of 4601 Market Street finally advanced on Thursday after Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell reversed her decision.

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Philadelphia ranked among most popular places for women to buy homes

Caitlin McCabe
February 8, 2019
A study found the Philadelphia metro area ranked in the top 10 places in the U.S. where it’s easier for women to buy homes without a co-signor.

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Philadelphia Land Bank reform introduced as fix for troubled sales process

Jake Blumgart
January 25, 2019
Council member Maria Quiñones-Sanchez introduced a bill to bring additional oversight and transparency to the Philadelphia Land Bank.

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Mayor Kenny signs ‘good cause’ eviction bill

Anna Merriman
January 23, 2019
A long-debated eviction protection bill, that ensures landlords can’t evict month-to-month tenants without a fair reason, was signed into law Tuesday.

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Philly property owners won’t have to pay increased taxes while they appeal 2019 assessments

Laura McCrystal
January 24, 2019
Philadelphia property owners who appealed their 2019 market values can hold off on paying those increases — for now, at least.

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The Future of Single Family Zoning in Philadelphia

Caitlin McCabe
December 20, 2018
In an effort to make housing more affordable in Philadelphia some are considering an end to single family zoning.

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The 8 Steps to Pass a Law in Philadephia

Rachael Pritzker
May 9, 2018
A quick and easy-to-follow lesson on how laws are passed in the city of Philadelphia.

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