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?
- The landlord must make the repairs and pass an L&I Inspection before the Cease Operations date.
- The tenant or the landlord can appeal the notice with the Board of License & Inspection Review within 30 days of the date of the notice.
Code section: Philadelphia Code Title 4-A505