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

  • PAHousingSearch.com

    The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency provides this 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

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    Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency
  • Tenants! Being Evicted?

    Information from Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc. on the rights of tenants who are being evicted. Read More

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    Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
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  • A Tenant's Guide to Renting

    This handbook from Neighborhood Legal Services Association 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. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Evictions and Wage Attachments

    Information on when your wages can be attached by a former landlord. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Landlord Self-Help Evictions

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. on your rights when your landlord tries to evict you without going to court. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Landlord Tenant Overview and Notice Requirements

    Information from Northwestern Legal Services providing an overview of landlord tenant law and notice requirements. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • PA Courts Public Access Policy - Filing Requirements in the Courts (Video)

    Effective on January 6, 2018, a new Public Access Policy is in effect in Pennsylvania Courts. This policy imposes requirements on anyone filing court documents in the trial and appellate courts to safeguard information in the documents they file. The Pennsylvania Courts have released this series of videos that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and the required steps you must take to protect that information when filing documents in the courts. Content Detail

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Private Housing Evictions

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. on your rights when you are evicted from private housing. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Tenant and Landlord Relationships (Audio-MP3) audio

    This is an episode of Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" Radio show broadcast on JET 1400 AM in Erie, PA on 7/12/07. Consumer Protection Law in Pennsylvania and Landlord/Tenant Relationships are discussed by NWLS Attorneys John Gandrud & David Hull in this episode. (28:15) Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • Tenants' Rights - Going to Court

    Northwestern Legal Services provides general information for tenants regarding district justice court hearings. Read More

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    Northwestern Legal Services
  • What Kind of Notice to Vacate Is Required for Residential Leases under Pennsylvania Law?

    Information from Neighborhood Legal Services Association on notice requirements in eviction. Content Detail

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • Ejectment

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. on what ejectment is and when it may be used. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Emergency Shelter Allowance

    Information from Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc. on the Emergency Shelter Allowance available from the Department of Human Services. Content Detail

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    Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services, Inc.
  • Eviction Process Overview - Philadephia County

    Overview of the steps in the eviction process in Philadelphia County. Content Detail

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    Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • Filing an Appeal of an Eviction (Video)

    This video from Neighborhood Legal Services Association outlines the steps that you need to take in order to file an appeal of an eviction decision from the Magisterial District Court to the Court of Common Pleas in Pennsylvania. Specific instructions are given for cases in counties served by Neighborhood Legal Services Association. Read More

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    Neighborhood Legal Services Association