Business & Corporate
Pennsylvania Recharacterizes Recreational Campgrounds
Pennsylvania law now treats recreational campgrounds as hotels instead of landlord tenant relationships through legislation known as Act No. 33 of 2020 (the “Act”). The Act (a) strengthens the position of a campground owner (“Owner”) to refuse or deny accommodations to certain persons; (b) limits the liability of Owners; (c) enhances the right to restitution and damages due to Owners; (d) authorizes Owners to eject persons from campgrounds; (e) gives a lien on certain personal property of campers in favor of Owners and safeguards in favor of Owners camper property from liens of others; and (f) requires the Owner or operator of a campground to install adequate chimneys and other vents on heating devices.