A Notice of Intent to Cease Operations was posted at my home. What are my rights?

In rare occasions when a building is extremely unsafe, L&I may be able to remove all residents in a rental property without going through the eviction process. This is to protect residents from getting injured.

What is a Cease Operations?

License & Inspections (L&I) issues a Notice of Intent to Cease Operations and Order when a property violates the Philadelphia Code in a way that may pose a threat to occupants or the surrounding community.

The notice is issued as a warning where the landlord must make corrections immediately. Otherwise, all occupants must leave the property by the date on the Cease Operations notice.

Is there anything I can do to remain in the property?


Code section: Philadelphia Code Title 4-A505

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