The recently enacted Pennsylvania Conservatorship Law is a potentially expeditious way for nonprofits to eliminate a spot of blight in a key location without acquiring the parcel via condemnation. It is also a tool for municipalities to address a problem property, and for owners of neighboring residential and commercial properties to remediate blight at an adjacent property.
Regional Housing Legal Services (www.rhls.org) has just released a Conservatorship Implementation and Best Practices Manual for attorneys on how to use the newly enacted Conservatorship Law. This will be a useful toolkit for those seeking to eliminate blight to evaluate the property as a candidate for conservatorship, gather all pertinent facts and documents, and enable legal counsel to prepare a conservatorship petition. For more information contact Judy Berkman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215.572.7300 x111.