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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Upper Darby drops ID requirement, will still require contact info

Posted by: Pete Kennedy on Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 2:00:00 pm Comments (0)

Upper Darby Township has dropped a controversial requirement that buyers and sellers provide copies of photo identification during property transfers. Instead, the township will update its resale application to include fields for individuals' names and addresses to go with LLCs and companies.

The township had enacted the requirement on March 15 to address LLCs that were flipping properties without providing contact information, leaving the township unable to reach them regarding problems.

The Suburban Realtors Alliance heard from many Realtors upset by the ID requirement and sent a letter (PDF) to township leaders expressing opposition to it.

The township rescinded the requirement on April 15. In making the announcement, the township's Licenses and Inspections Department also asked that Realtors provide sufficient time for a resale application to be processed before settlement. The Alliance suggests applications be submitted to municipalities at least 30 days in advance.

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