Pennsylvania

Tenants Rights

Legal Information

Rental unit.

 
This section of PALawHelp.org has information and
resources about issues relating to Tenants Rights
in Pennsylvania.

  • 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
  • Eviction Procedures in Pennsylvania (Video)

    Information for tenants in northwestern Pennsylvania on private Landlord/Tenant Law and your rights as a tenant when being evicted by your landlord from your home, including the legal procedures involved in evictions. Presented by Attorney Andrea Amicangelo. March 2011. (9:40) Read More

    By:
    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Illegal Lockouts (Video)

    This video from Neighborhood Legal Services Association explains tenants' rights under the law in Pennsylvania that offer protection against self-help evictions when the landlord changes the locks or renders the property unusable without following the property eviction procedures. Read More

    By:
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Landlord Tenant Overview and Notice Requirements

    Informational brochure providing an overview of landlord tenant law and notice requirements. Read More

    By:
    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Notice of Appeal for Pennsylvania

    This packet will prepare a "Notice of Appeal" form (as well as a Civil Cover Sheet) for filing an appeal from the Magisterial District Court to the Court of Common Pleas. Instructions for filing and service will be included. Read More

    By:
    North Penn Legal Services
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • PAHousingSearch.com

    This is a simple-to-use housing locator Web site that lets you define what you want in your next living space, and then it does all the research – presenting you with the relevant housing vacancies that best fit your parameters in the community where you want to live. Content Detail

    By:
    Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
  • Request for Reasonable Accommodation

    This form prepares a "Request for Reasonable Accommodation" for disabled tenants in Pennsylvania. You can send the request to a landlord, if you need changes to your rental unit or rental program because of your disability. 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
  • Request to Landlord for Repairs

    This form prepares a letter for Pennsylvania tenants to send to your landlord asking that repairs be done to your rental unit. This letter should be used as the initial request to your landlord. 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
  • 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
  • Tenants! Being Evicted?

    Information on tenants' rights upon eviction. Read More

    By:
    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
  • What Kind of Notice to Vacate Is Required for Residential Leases under Pennsylvania Law?

    Information on notice requirements in eviction. Content Detail

    By:
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Covenant of Quiet Enjoyment

    Information for tenants and your right to quiet enjoyment of your premises. Read More

    By:
    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Dealing with situations while renting

    Information for tenants regarding situationa that occur while renting an apartment or house. Section of Landlord Tenant Handbook by North Penn Legal Services. Content Detail

    By:
    North Penn Legal Services
  • Deduct & Repair - Tenant's Right to a Safe and Decent Home

    Informational guide for tenant which explains their right to a safe and decent home Read More

    By:
    MidPenn Legal Services
  • Habitability Law in Pennsylvania

    Information on the implied warranty of habitability that is present in all Pennsylvania leases. Content Detail

    By:
    Neighborhood Legal Services Association