Pennsylvania

Security Deposits

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This section of PALawHelp.org has information
and resources about Security Deposit
issues in Pennsylvania.

  • Security Deposits

    Information on tenants' rights relating to security deposits. Read More

    By:
    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
  • Security Deposits

    Information for tenants on the amount of security deposits, how to obtain the return of your deposit, the landlord's obligations, and what to do if the landlord refuses to return the deposit. Read More

    By:
    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Security Deposits in Pennsylvania

    Information about deposits collected by your landlord when you rent an apartment or house. Content Detail

    By:
    Community Legal Services
  • How to Protect Your Security Deposit

    This informational brochure provides an overview of what a security deposit is and why you should create a checklist upon moving into an apartment. Read More

    By:
    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Obtaining Your Security Deposit (Video)

    12/2010 - Presented by Attorney David Baxter of Northwestern Legal Services. Information for tenants in northwestern Pennsylvania on how to obtain and protect their security deposit. Read More

    By:
    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Request for Return of Security Deposit

    This form prepares a letter for Pennsylvania tenants to send to your landlord to request the return of your security deposit. If appropriate, the letter will also notify your landlord that you wish to terminate your lease. IMPORTANT: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form. To use this form, you must have Internet Explorer and Microsoft Word installed on the computer you are using. Read More

    By:
    North Penn Legal Services
  • Security Deposits

    Information on your rigths relating to security deposits. Content Detail

    By:
    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Security Deposits (Video)

    This video from Neighborhood Legal Services Association discussed the situation where tenants do not receive their security deposits back from the landlords when they move out of the property. Find out what type of notice you need to give your landlord and what to do if your landlord does not give your deposit back. Read More

    By:
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Self-help Handbook for Tenants

    This handbook provides useful information about renting an apartment and some of the basics of landlord-tenant law. For those looking for rental housing, the handbook has practical suggestions about what to look for while inspecting the rental unit and what questions to ask the landlord. For those who are already renting, the handbook discusses common problems such as nonpayment of rent or complaints about repairs. Read More

    By:
    North Penn Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Tips for Moving out and for Getting the Security Deposit Back

    Information on recovering your security deposit Content Detail

    By:
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • A Tenant's Guide to Renting PDF

    This handbook is designed to address some common problems that you may face as a tenant. It addresses a number issues including Searching for a rental unit; Reviewing and signing your lease; Moving into your new rental unit; Living in your rental unit and Moving out. Content Detail

    By:
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • How to Sue At the Office of the Magisterial District Judge

    How to file suit on small claims in your local Office of the Magisterial District Judge. Read More

    By:
    MidPenn Legal Services
  • North Penn Legal Services Landlord - Tenant Video Workshop: The District Justice Hearing

    This video workshop from North Penn Legal Services features a typical hearing before a magisterial distirct Judge in a landord - tenant case, followed by a panel discussion featuring several judges describing some best practices for you to use at your hearing, as well as some things to avoid. The process in the video is typical of any civil case brought before a magisterial district judge in Pennsylvania. Read More

    By:
    North Penn Legal Services
  • Tenant and Landlord Relationships (Audio-MP3)

    Episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA. 7/12/07 - Consumer Protection Law in Pennsylvania and Landlord/Tenant Relationships. (28:15) Host: Vince Brocki, NWLS Resource Developer Guests: John Gandrud, NWLS Attorney & David Hull, NWLS Attorney. Click on the title above to listen to the program. Read More

    By:
    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Tenants' Rights - Going to Court

    This brochure provides general information for tenants regarding district justice court hearings. Read More

    By:
    Northwestern Legal Services